Foster a Pet

Fostering a Pet

If you have a big heart and some space in your home, please consider volunteering to foster a Shelter dog or cat. In many cases we have shy dogs, kittens, and others who need a little TLC prior to going up for adoption. The Shelter provides all of the food, medicines, vet care, and supplies for fostered animals. 

Foster care can be easy or challenging depending upon what type of situation you sign up for; it is totally your choice. Sometimes, we are just very crowded and need temporary homes for healthy, well-adjusted dogs, and cats. Sometimes we have dogs being treated for Heartworm who need to be kept crated, quiet, and walked. Sometimes we have orphaned kittens who need to be bottle fed. Complete a volunteer application, give us a call, and come on out to see who needs you now!

Some Thoughts on Fostering a Pet

Fostering

There I sat, alone and afraid, You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do, There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

- Author Unknown