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Foster

Thank you for considering the lifesaving act of becoming a foster! Fosters truly are the front line for these animals. Our mission is to save lives. This is made possible by a network of incredible foster families who open their hearts and homes to care for our rescues. There are always animals in need and together we are able to give loving animals a chance to find their forever homes.

 

A home environment is the best possible place for an animal to prepare for its future. Foster parents provide a safe and loving home for all animals but especially those that may need medical attention, rehabilitation and socialization with humans and other pets. Fostering makes a huge contribution to their health and wellbeing, ensuring that the animals have the best chance of being rehomed. Happy animals will mean healthy adoptions.

 

Animals that are fostered become more adoptable because of all the love, care and attention they are given. This is where they learn to trust again. Opening your doors to a homeless pet is rewarding beyond words.

 

For some of these animals, they have never had training or socialization and this will be their first experience being treated as a family pet. They need help learning to become a pet, understanding what grass is, how to walk on a leash, how to interact with other family members, and that human touch can be kind. Foster homes are critical to their learning process. Foster families experience great joy and deep satisfaction when they see that through their efforts a rescued animal gets a chance to become a pet and a new opportunity to share his or her unconditional love with people who care. Not only do foster homes have the joy of seeing their foster pet placed into a new, great, forever home, but also there is the additional joy of seeing the happiness of the new family.

 

We desperately need more foster homes in order to continue our rescue efforts. Please consider joining our team by offering your home as a temporary safe haven. As a foster, you will play a vital role in helping our animals find a loving home – from socializing, to bringing them to events, to sometimes just showing them what it is to be loved. Like our adopters, fosters are asked to complete an application, veterinary reference check, landlord permission (if applicable) and home visit.

Some love is all he needed to be shown, not out into the street like he was thrown


A roof, a bed, a dish of food, lightens up his saddened mood

 

He stands and watches the children play, how this family made his day


He was given a chance so many are not, something that will never be forgot

No more lonely cold nights or hearing that I'm bad


No more growling belly from the meals I never had


No more scorching sunshine with a water bowl that's dry


No more complaining about the noise when I cry


No more hearing 'shut up', 'get down' 'get out of here'


No more feeling disliked only peace is in the air

I haven't had a good life, I know this much is true

But I'm ready to be loved now, as I start my life with you

 

My pain and all my suffering, I leave behind today

I'm so lucky to have met you, at this stop along my way

 

So often I was hungry, so often left alone

But now I have been rescued, you've come to take me home

 

When you held me in your arms, I knew that I loved you

And when you gave me kisses, I knew you loved me too

 

I can tell you'll treat me kindly, I can sense you'll treat me right

And let me lay beside your bed, When you go to sleep at night

 

You're the special one I've needed, the one I've waited for

So everyday I'll wag my tail, and greet you at the door

 

We have many years ahead, for our special bond to grow

But as we introduce ourselves, I just have to let you know

 

I haven't had a good life, I know this much is true

But I'm ready to be loved now, and I owe it all to you