PFS Shelter’s Foster Program
We have a wonderful shelter but unfortunately it is zoned only for cats. When we receive dogs (especially for our Pets for Seniors Program) we need people to open their homes and their hearts to a dog waiting for its new forever home. You can be a foster parent with us! You can provide a temporary living situation with safe shelter, food, care and love to a homeless dog waiting for it’s forever home. The number of animals we help depends entirely on you opening your home and heart to a foster dog.
Why Foster a Pet?
Being a pet foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment. Fosters will keep animals on an average of 2-4 weeks unless it is medically or behaviorally indicated otherwise. This helps us learn more about the dog in a more natural environment. We can know how the dog reacts to people, children, or other animals. This allows for a better match with their forever home.
What are the Responsibilities of 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