Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Welcome a dog in need of a permanent home to spend some time on your couch by becoming a dog foster! Pet Haven makes every effort to assign foster animals that match your lifestyle and home situation. Dog fosters spend quality time with their foster dog to ensure that the best match is made with potential adopters.
Care for a foster dog in your home in a manner prescribed by Pet Haven policy and procedures
Provide veterinary care for your foster dog (Pet Haven pays for all vet expenses)
Provide food, water, in-home shelter, exercise, affection, and a generally safe, stable, loving environment for the foster dog until adoption
Evaluate the behavior and needs of the foster dog and consult with the assigned Foster Mentor
regarding questions and concerns
Make Foster Coordinator aware of lifestyle and home situation so an appropriate foster dog may be chosen
When available, bring the foster dog to adoption events
Communicate with prospective adopters about your foster dog at adoption events and via email/phone.
Schedule meet and greets and home visits with prospective adopters
Attend training sessions when available
Access to transportation that will accommodate foster pet is preferred but other arrangements can be made with approval of Foster Coordinator
Pet Haven makes every effort to accommodate lifestyle and home situation, but every foster volunteer will require patience and understanding as each foster dog will experience adjustment issues for a period of time.
Some foster pets may need remedial training and/or socialization
To apply to foster a dog, please fill out Pet Haven's foster application:https://pethavenmn.org/foster/foster-application/