The goal of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League's Foster Program is to help as many animals as possible by providing temporary homes for them. Some animals are underage, pregnant or nursing, sick, injured, under socialized, or animals that do not shelter well. Sometimes we simply do not have enough space to house them. Because of our dedicated Foster Parents, we are able to help hundreds of animals who need extra care or special attention.
A Foster Parent provides a temporary home for dogs and/ or cats until they are ready for adoption. Fostering an animal requires a more significant commitment than volunteering at the shelter.
Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the needs of the animal. We always have a need for foster homes throughout the year.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue league will provide you with all of the supplies you will need to care for the foster animal. This includes medications, follow-up veterinary visits, food, littering, bedding, bowls, crates, collars and leashes. Foster Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the shelter and to special adoption events.
Foster Parents must be at least 18 years old or have an adult in the household who will be the primary caregiver. Caregivers must be able to separate the foster animal(s) from their own animal(s) for 7 to 14 days since many foster pets have limited immunity. All dogs must be kept on a leash or supervised in an enclosed area when outside. Cats and kittens must be kept inside at all times.
Complete the Foster Parent Application
and fax it to us at 561-686-0940 or fill out our Online Foster Application
. You can also drop it off to the shelter daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You will then receive a personal interview with our Foster Program Coordinator. A home inspection may be conducted. Following the home inspection, you will recieve a phone call from our Foster Program Coordinator to discuss current pets in need of foster homes.