“We find it richly rewarding to work with foster animals, helping a dog acclimate, and socialize with other pets in the home, eating side by side with other dogs, the experience and joys of riding in the car, snuggling on the sofa, and getting used to a normal lifestyle. We get excited to know that this animal is soon going to be placed in a perfectly suited home, and that makes our hearts happy.”
-Jerene, Foster Family Program Participant
We Supply Everything, You Supply the Love!
No need to be nervous, we will walk you through every step of fostering and also provide you with the supplies you need to succeed. We are so overwhelmed, we cannot get to the phones, so please just COME ON IN AND WE WILL SET YOU UP!
Dog/Puppy Foster Bags Include:
Cat/Kitten Bags Include:
When you commit to being a foster at Animal Care Sanctuary, we set you up for success. We give you everything you need and have a helpline available for emergencies. The length of time an animal will need a foster is determined on a case-by-case basis, but we are flexible and can usually find an animal that will work within your availability. Please fill out our Application Form and become a foster today! Fostering is another way we provide shelter to animals in need- you are an extension of the shelter allowing us room to save even more lives.
Often during the summer, kittens come in alone without their mothers, these kittens may require bottle-feeding or extra care throughout the day and night. If you would like more information on the most vulnerable fosters, please see below on bottle baby kittens.
Caring for a Foster Kitten:
•Bottle Fed Babies are ~1 week to 4 weeks and require every 2-3 hours of feeding and care (throughout the night). These little ones are the most vulnerable in shelters without their mother.
*Need assistance with stimulation & dedication*
Not ready to adopt a dog, but still want to hang out with one? Doggy Day Trips at Animal Care Sanctuary is the perfect program for you! Doggy Day Trips allow us to give a shelter dog a day off. The stress of a shelter can be very overwhelming for dogs and a day out on the town is the perfect getaway they need.
The dogs have packed their backpacks and are super excited to hang out with you!
Doggy Day Trip pick-up is at 10:00 AM and we ask that the dogs are out for a minimum of 2 hours or back before 4:00 PM! If you need more flexible times, we are happy to work around your schedule.
Sleepovers are so much fun and dog sleepovers are the best! For this program, you get to take a shelter dog home with you for TWO NIGHTS! Pick-up is between 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
We ask that you share your adventure on social media through photos, videos and stories using the hashtag #doggydaytrips- These posts will help get these pets adopted by people who see the animals! Fill out our foster application to get started.