Fostering saves lives. Taking a dog or cat into your home to foster not only makes life better for that particular pet, it also opens up a space for another animal to be saved from the threat of euthanasia.
A foster home is a short-term safe haven for a rescued dog or cat. It is a place for a rescued animal to relax, maybe learn a thing or two, and to prepare for a new home.
Animals are eligible for foster for a variety of reasons – because they have been with us for a while, because they don’t thrive in a kennel or cage, because they have special needs, or because they are too young to stay in a cat adoption center or at the Lost Dog Ranch.
Fostering experiences last anywhere from a few days to a few months. Our foster team can help you choose an animal and create an experience that is right for you and your family.
LDCRF foster parents provide:
- A safe and stable environment for a dog or cat (or puppies or kittens)
- Monitoring of health, well-being, and temperament
- Adoption advocacy (provide updates for the pet’s online bio, take the pet to adoption events, answer emails from potential adopters)
- Food, bowls, toys and other supplies, such as cat litter and blankets or towels
- An awesome house guest plus a crate for dogs or carrier for cats.
- A leash and collar for dogs
- Access to any available donated items.
- Support and guidance
- Medical Care (as long as it is pre-approved)
- Adoption events