Be A Rescue’s Angel
Fostering saves lives – 100%! Will you be a Rescue Angel?
“If less than 2% of pet-owning households in the U.S. fostered one pet per year, we could ELIMINATE unnecessary euthanasia in animal shelters tomorrow.” – Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation
YOU can make the U.S. NO-KILL just by FOSTERING! It’s an easy and fun experience guaranteed to change your life and the life of a deserving animal!
CAN I ADOPT THE DOG or CAT I FOSTER? YES, by going thru the rescue/shelter’s organization process
I HAVE A PET? Can I Still be a Foster Parent? YES, if your current pet is compatible with the foster dog or cat. I could be therapeutic & beneficial for both animals
WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS AS A FOSTER? This varies from rescue to rescue — there are many options typically available to create WIN-WIN-WIN situations for animal-foster-rescue.
WHAT’S THE FIRST STEP TO BE A FOSTER? Contact your local rescue/shelter and tell them “I’M READY TO SAVE A LIFE or 2!? Check out our list of rescues/shelters by state.
Why are FOSTER parents needed?
- Fosters provide a safe home environment if there is no room at a shelter when the dog/cat arrives
- Fosters provide a place to convalesce after a surgery or illness
- Fosters provide TLC & a mental break from shelter-life stressors
- Fosters provide rules, boundaries & limitations
- Fosters begin basic obedience/behavior training to nurture good habits
- Fosters assess behavior(s) that need correction
- Fosters provide an incredible home-like situation that is a great transition to an adopter’s home
- Fosters provide rescues/shelters the ability to SAVE MORE ANIMALS
Why is FOSTERING VITAL to a Rescue/Shelter Dog/Cat?
- Unfortunate life changes to their humans such as:
- Death of the owner
- Relinquishment due to divorce or financial upset
- Becoming stray due to being lost from their home, abused, or abandoned
- Family moves that don’t allow pets
- Puppies & kittens under 8 weeks old need special, constant attention & care in a home environment
- Helping animals regain trust & confidence in the security & comfort of a home
- Helping animals recover from medical conditions
- Temporary fosters when permanent fosters are on vacations, have family/business short-term priorities
Who Should be A Foster Parent?
- People who have the time & compassion to care for a homeless animal
- People who can work on housebreaking, if necessary
- People who are willing to teach animals basic “house manners” & social skills
- People who have patience, flexibility, a sension of humor & realistic expectations for themselves & the animal.
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