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Volunteer to Foster


Giving pets a second chance!

Do you have space in your heart to (temporarily) welcome a pet in need into your home?  If so, please consider becoming a foster for one of our adorable adoptable pets – it’s one of the most direct ways you can help an animal.

Fostering is  a selfless act of compassion.  It saves lives while freeing up shelter space so another pet can have a second chance!  Fostering also:

  •  Provides a safe, nurturing place to recuperate if a pet is recovering from  surgery, illness, or injury
  •  Provides the time the pet needs to be ready for adoption
  •  Allows time for behavior assessments to be completed outside of a stressful  environment
  •  Allows time for a pet to destress to prevent cage aggression or withdrawal
  •  Allows time for the pet to socialize with people and other pets
  •  Provides quality time with a pet allows its true personality to shine through

What’s the benefit of fostering?

  •  It provides an opportunity to “sample” different kinds of pets
  •  There’s always something to do with your foster from cuddling to playing fetch
  •  Seeing a pet blossom is such a rewarding feeling
  •  Fostering may encourage others to open their homes to a pet in need
  •  Fostering helps prevent the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets
  •  Some foster-related expenses may be tax-deductible

If you’re ready to make a hands-on difference in the life of a homeless pet, contact us at info@pwhumane.org