Help Save Lives, Become a Foster Parent Today!

Open your home temporarily to an animal in need. Foster a Save An Angel dog or cat 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 homes and hearts.  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.

Apply to Become a Foster

Here’s how it works:

 

  • You provide: A temporary place to crash, transportation, water, exercise, love, and updates about your foster pet
  • We provide: 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 give you tools to help find your foster the perfect forever home and to make sharing their updates easier than ever. We promote our pets 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. 

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet? There are two types of foster situations that you can signup 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.

Interested in becoming a foster but want to know more? Please contact foster@saveanangel.org with questions.