The foster program is an essential tool for coping with the overcrowding issues that the shelter often faces. It is a way for kind-hearted individuals to give a shelter animal a less stressful environment in which to heal, care for kittens/puppies and deal with behavioural issues such as separation anxiety.
Fostering provides short-term care in safe, loving environments for friendly dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and other animals in need until they are adopted into their forever homes. Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to several months and all animal care costs are covered. All you need to provide is the space and the love.
This essential program maximizes the number of animals rescued, and offers a healthy alternative to shelter life. A good foster home provides opportunities for exercise and socializing and increases the opportunities for adoption and a smoother transition into a permanent home.
The win-win program offers individual animal lovers who cannot commit to long-term adoption, the opportunity to enjoy the company of a four-legged friend while making a difference in, not only the life of the fostered animal, but in additional animals that are able to be rescued as a result of the added space.