Help us save them.

Sometimes the local shelter is full. Sometimes a cat has medical needs. Sometimes a pet needs socialization. This is where our fosters make all the difference.

Our fosters provide a safe and loving home where cats and dogs can be cared for until they are able to be placed for adoption. Without our foster program, many of these pets might not get the medical treatment they need. Even worse, some may face euthanasia if the shelter becomes overcrowded.

Fostering is a labor of love. You take these pets into your home and treat them as your own until they are ready to be adopted out. You provide them a safe place where they can relax and learn to trust again. Friends of Rescue Animals makes sure that all dogs and cats are in the program get the medical care they need. The pets that go through our foster program get fully vetted, immunized, sterilized and microchipped before they will be placed for adoption.

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When you become a foster, you have a say in which dog or cat you will work with based upon your unique situation. For example, do you have space available to quarantine a sick dog or cat? Do you stay at home and have time to bottle feed kittens or puppies every two hours?  Do you have a special place in your heart for the older pets who aren’t very active, or do you enjoy the crazy kitten or puppy shenanigans of the 8-12 week old crowd? Are you able to foster pets needing long term care or do you prefer to only help with short term placements? Either is fine and both are needed.

When our foster pets are ready to find their forever families, we market them and partner with PetSmart (for cats) to provide them opportunities to be adopted. By this time, our fosters know a lot about each animal’s personality. So, we can communicate that information to potential adopters. This can be a huge help in ensuring that the pet and adoptive family are a good fit. Observations such as, “This dog loves chew toys” or “This cat doesn’t enjoy being around small dogs….” or “This cat likes to sleep on your head…” or “This dog doesn’t like to have its tail touched…”  can be just the thing that helps an adopter decide that they are making the right choice.

If you love pets and have room for 4 more paws in your home, then consider being a foster. The need is great, and the rewards are huge.


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