Foster

Foster

Why Foster?

Every day we receive a list of animals at the local shelters who are at risk of being put to sleep in less than 24 hours. The only way that we can save these animals is with the help of foster homes.

Being a pet foster family has rewards that extend beyond helping an animal find a home. All of the animals in our program would have been put down at the county shelter without dedicated fosters. By fostering one of our animals, you are quite literally saving their life. Becoming a foster gives you the chance to experience having an animal companion without a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet.

As a foster, you provide a safe, loving home for pets in our program while we help them find their forever home. You can help us gain valuable information about the pet, give them much-needed attention and enrichment, and ultimately help us make the best match with a new family.

What are the responsibilities of being a Foster Family?

  • Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
  • Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
  • 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
  • In certain cases, especially for cats and bottle baby kittens, the foster pets require isolation from other animals in the home for 10-14 days or longer, if the foster pet is sick

Questions?

Email catfoster@houstonpetsalive.org or dogfoster@houstonpetsalive.org.


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