The time has finally come where we will be updating our out-of-date kennels, which house our homeless dogs until they move on to their forever homes. If you have visited us recently, you may have noticed how beautiful our new Cattery and lobby is, but the kennels, not so much. They were built in the 1930s for the purpose of a dog pound. They’re cold, dark, loud and not very accommodating to our dogs or our customers, our adopters. Now, finally, we are able to give the pooches a new kennel space that is safer and homier for them, a temporary home that match the rest of our updated and improving campus. But in order to continue our lifesaving efforts, we’re in need of help from the community.
Since we are losing our old kennel space while we will be under construction for some time, we are looking for more people to foster dogs so we can still save as many lives as possible until we are in our new kennel home. We are looking for amazing people who can help us by fostering dogs so we can continue to save dogs in need.
Foster families are needed to care for puppies who are too young for adoption when they first arrive to our lifesaving center until they can be spayed/neutered and placed up for adoption. Other animals may need some basic training and socialization to be suitable for a forever home. Some just need a short break from kennel life to relax, de-stress and recharge. Foster volunteers take such animals into their homes and provide a nurturing environment for them.
The length of foster care for each animal varies depending on its needs. Fostering may last two weeks or a few months. We have a need for foster parents throughout the year for dogs, puppies and kittens. Puppies and kittens need to be fostered until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered.
Foster homes should be prepared to provide food, water, litter, crates and toys for their foster pets. Our Center provides medical care free of charge for all foster animals through our Adoption Health Department.
Foster parents should complete an application, which is reviewed by a member of our Foster Care team. Prospective foster parents must be 18. All resident pets must be up-to-date on vaccines and spayed/neutered. A spare room is strongly recommended to keep a foster pet in, at least initially. Fosters must have a working email and be able to provide photos and behavior notes about your foster pet. Foster homes must be able to physically transport foster pets to and from the Center.
If you are not in a place to adopt right now, but you still want to help us in a huge way, open your home to fostering. Fostering not only helps the animal you would welcome into your care, it also opens up a spot in the Adoption Center for other animals in need. You may think it will be hard to give the animal up, but the reward of knowing you saved their life, the lives of other animals that took their cage and helped make a family complete will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
Spread the word to help us rescue those in need. Fill out your foster parent application right now!