Lend a Paw To Animals - Foster a Pet
As a small, grassroots humane organization that depends solely on private donations, the PFPF can currently only afford to operate a very small shelter but that does not stop us from rescuing pets in need! How do we do it? We depend on placing rescued animals in qualified "foster" homes. The more foster homes we have, the more animals we can rescue. By providing an animal with a temporary home, fosters can give homeless pets another chance at life and often provide the first secure home the pet has known.
What does it mean exactly to foster an animal? It means that you will be volunteering to take that animal (or animals) into your home and care for them until they are adopted into their forever home. This could be a short period of time or several months.
"A lot of times the animal is just petrified, says PFPF President, Liz Dubenitz. If you get them into a nurturing home environment you're better able to discover their attributes. They turn into sweet, loving pets. The transformation is amazing."
Additionally, fostering gives sick, wounded or underweight animals a chance to bounce back quickly.
A PFPF foster coordinator works with perspective foster parents to help them understand and implement PFPF guidelines and rules so that the best and safest care can be provided for the fostered pet(s). All supplies are provided including crates, cat condos, food, toys, cat litter, as well as all veterinary care. The foster parent is responsible for taking their fosters to all scheduled veterinary appointments and monthly adoption events.
Fostering requires dedication, patience, hard work and true commitment but it can be extremely rewarding experience for both the animal and the foster.
To determine if you are right for PFPF and PFPF is right for you, take a moment to contact us and express your interest. We would love to meet with you to discuss how to become a PFPF foster parent. A Foster Coordinator will follow up with you to provide you with more info about the PFPF Foster Program and answer any questions you may have. You will be asked to complete a foster questionnaire and sign a Foster Agreement before getting started. This Agreement clarifies what you can expect from PFPF and what PFPF can expect from you.
We look forward to hearing from you!