Open your home temporarily to an animal in need. Foster a Save-An-Angel dog today! If you love pets but aren’t ready to adopt, opening your home as a foster is a great way to help out. A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets to live while we find their perfect forever homes. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their hearts and homes. We’ve tailored our foster program to make it as easy as possible, give you the support you need, and work with you to find the best match possible for your home and lifestyle. Here’s how it works:
- You provide: A temporary place to crash, transportation, water, exercise, love, and updates about your foster pet
- You receive: food and supplies, veterinary care, and any support and guidance you need. You’ll also receive endless love from your foster pet and the satisfaction of helping an animal in need.We’ll also provide all food and supplies while the pet is under your care (unless of course you’d like to provide for them on your own). We provide for all veterinary care at several vets across the state including but not limited to Metairie, Prairieville & New Orleans (East and West Bank). We’ll also give you tools to help find your foster the perfect forever home and to make sharing their updates easier than ever. We promote the dogs on various adoption sites and all social media outlets, in addition to fliers and networking emails.
What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
- Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
- Provide water, enrichment (training as needed), and indoor shelter
- Regular updates and photos about your foster pet
- Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
- Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
- Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
- Transport to/from offsite adoption events or meet and greets
- If the foster pet is sick, isolation from other animals in the home is required for a minimum of 10-14 days. This isolation is especially important for bottle fed puppies.
How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet? There are two types of foster situations that you can sign on for. Temporary and long-term. Temporary fosters will keep animals an average of 1-4 weeks unless it is medically or behaviorally indicated otherwise. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. These pets can be in foster for up to 3 months or longer. You will be told up-front before you agree to foster the pet how long a commitment we believe it will be. However, unless a dog is going on transport, there are no guarantees that a home will be found immediately and we ask that foster families commit to keeping the dog until it’s adopted. Pit Bull Terriers generally take longer than most to get adopted and could be in foster care for 6-9 months. Interested in becoming a foster but want to know more? Please contact Adopt@Save-An-Angel.org with questions.