" There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. "
- Ben Williams
No room for a foster animal?
Well, the shelter has no room either and they'll kill to make room.
Too sad to say goodbye when they leave the rescue?
It's sadder to see them die.
Going into the shelter upsets you?
Imagine living there waiting for help that never comes.
Fostering Saves Lives!
Fostering is the act of providing a temporary home until a good forever, permanent home is found. Fostering saves lives. It provides us with the time necessary to locate and evaluate potential permanent, forever homes for our animals. Often, the pivotal factor between life and death for these animals is the ability to provide shelter for them while a new home is being found. Many shelters and rescue organizations have limited space. Companion animals are euthanized when no space is available. Foster parents provide that extra space, and by doing so, save lives.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO KEEP MY FURRY FOSTER PET?
Length of stay varies from a few days to several months. We can discuss this together to find the best possible option. In rare occasions, a foster animal may need to stay even longer.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT FOR PAW PARENT?
Commitment to providing good care to the animals you have agreed to foster. Having adequate time, living space and financial resources to provide for the foster animal.
Knowledge and experience caring for cats/kittens, dogs/puppies with genuine concern and compassion for this wonderful creature.
At Paw Parent, we also want our foster parents to possess a knowledge and awareness of the pet overpopulation problem, and be committed to working towards a solution and not contributing to the problem.
Reliability and dependability are crucial. If you take an animal to foster, we have to know that you will commit to keep that animals until a home is found.
At this stage of our growth, it would be best if our foster homes are located in and around the Lancaster, CA areas.
I BELIEVE I WOULD BE A GOOD FOSTER PARENT...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
To become a foster parent with Paw Parent, you must complete the our forms, which be available on our website soon. Meantime you can send us an email to let us know you are interested in fostering.
After completion of your forms, you will be required to have a personal interview, including an on-site home visit, with one of our board members. It will also be necessary for you to affirm your agreement with the Policies of Paw Parent.
Help bridge the gap between life and death...become a foster parent today!
Being a "Foster Parent" requires a serious commitment of time, energy, and effort.
Although it is not an easy job, it can certainly be an incredibly rewarding experience.
Please CONTACT US if your are interested in fostering one (or more) of our animals.