Foster a Dog

A Wish For Animal’s foster care program’s goal is to rehabilitate
as many animals as possible in order to make them available for adoption.

An animal may need a foster home for a variety of reasons including age, illness, injuries, and socialization, or to help provide needed space at our facility for incoming animals. Foster parents provide a clean, safe, loving environment for the animals in their homes.

What is a foster parent?

A volunteer foster parent assists in the rehabilitation of an animal by providing in home care. In order to foster a dog, you must be at least 21 years old.

How long is the foster care commitment?

The length of foster care for each animal varies depending on its needs. Fostering may last from two weeks to several months. We have a need for foster parents throughout the year. Our greatest need is from the spring through the fall.

What are the expenses for a foster parent?

A Wish For Animals furnishes most of the supplies needed to care for foster animals. This includes food, collar, leash, and medical care. Foster parents are reqested to travel with their foster dog to our adoption events when scheduled.

Things to consider…

Are you able to separate the foster animals from your own animals until they are able to safely co-exist? Because most foster animals have limited immunity, it is best to keep them in a spare bedroom or backroom for the duration of their time in your home. When outside, puppies and dogs must be supervised in an enclosed yard or on leash.