Do you have room in your home and heart to help a cat or dog without a family? Do you have patience and dedication? Then please consider fostering!
Benefits of Foster homes:
- Beneficial for animals that are not adjusting to shelter life and remain stressed in the shelter environment.
- Animals that are not ready for adoption due to temporary health problems, too young to be in the shelter, or even a pregnant mother.
- Provide valuable information to the staff about the animal's personality.
- Allows WAG staff to spend more time with the animals at the shelter.
- Provides a safe and calm environment to recover and distress. This makes the animal more adoptable!
Ideally, our foster home will have the following or a combination of some:
- Have a secure, fenced-in yard or access to a green space nearby.
- Knowledge of or access to rural, quiet trails.
- You live alone or with very limited roommates.
- No other animals in the house.
- You live a quiet lifestyle with few visitors.
- Have a vehicle.
- Physically active and capable.
- Work from home or a consistent schedule during WAG's operating hours, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Every animal has unique needs and might not require any or all of the above, but they are definite assets!
It is important to keep in mind that the ultimate goal of fostering is to make the animal happy and more adoptable. Not all animals are good candidates for fostering, our foster program selects which animals will benefit from fostering and matches them with a foster home.
If we do not have a suitable animal in need, we will keep your application on file and will contact you when one becomes available.
WAG will provide all necessary food, litter, medication, accessories (food/water dishes, beds, toys, leashes, harnesses, litter boxes, etc) and anything else the animal may require.