Consider Fostering

Why Foster?

The only way that we can save Animals is with the help of foster homes. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an Animal companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more Animals we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience, and can be a lot of fun. There are often tears shed when a foster finally finds a home of their own, but knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep Animals an average of 4-8 weeks. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. Your time commitment will be discussed up-front before you agree to foster the pet, but most foster families keep the Animal until the Animal gets adopted.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the Animal.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport to/from adoption events.
  • Participate in helping DLAR find a family for the Animal.

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