Foster Parents are one of the most important volunteer teams in our shelter program. This program actually expands the walls of the shelter to allow us to help those animals in need of a little T.L.C. Whether it’s age, health or behavior, foster parents literally give life back to these animals by providing space in their home allowing them the time they need to grow, heal, and learn before entering our adoption program.
assuming responsibility for the safety of foster animals;
providing food, shelter, exercise, and attention;
maintaining good communication with the program coordinator;
caring for animals until they are ready to return;
returning each animal to the shelter upon request.
All foster homes are approved by the program coordinator. The resident pets in a foster home must be healthy and up to date on all vaccinations and preventative. Animal handling experience and medical treatment knowledge is preferred. Serving as a foster home is a huge time and emotional commitment, but it also makes a huge impact on the animal(s) and our organization.
So your interested but not sure if you have enough training? We provide the training you need in multiple levels. The first level covers basic care, handling, and common medical issues. Level two expands on medical issues with longer recovery time and level three is for the most experienced animal handlers and address behavior modification.
The first step is to attend a volunteer orientation and become registered as a shelter volunteer. Already a Volunteer? Contact our Volunteer Manager at 859-334-8442 to sign up.