Foster

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

Most of our animal sheltering, care, and adoptions happen out of our shelter facility at 100 Savannah Rd in Fort Pierce, Florida, however we are interested in building a foster network. Would you like to be a part of it?


If you have experience fostering or would like to help us run our foster program, please contact us to see how we can work together!

Foster-to-Adopt

Want to adopt but nervous to take the plunge? We hear you. That's why we offer foster-to-adopt services to make sure you're ready.

Fostering-to-adopt is a way to take an animal home on a trial basis to make sure they are going to fit into your home. Not only does this get the animal out of the shelter to show their true colors, but it gives you the opportunity to fall in love with the animal before making the big commitment of caring for them the rest of their lives.

​Ask us about fostering to adopt you next pet!

What is a Foster Program?

Animal sheltering foster programs are designed to get animals out of the shelter environment and into temporary foster homes while the animal awaits adoption.


Some rescue organizations operate 100% through foster homes. While a wonderful way to keep the animal in a home-like environment, finding enough foster homes to take on all the animals we service would be nearly impossible.


Foster programs run by shelters like us are perfect for getting the following types of animals out of the shelter:


Newborn kittens or puppies - We (and most other shelters & rescues) do not adopt out kittens or puppies until they are old enough to be appropriately separated from their mothers. During this ~8 week timeframe, they do best in a home that can be sectioned off from other animals in the home and kept clean and quiet for the sake of the moms and babies.


Sick or injured animals requiring extra care - Sometimes we have animals come in with injuries or illnesses that require more rest, less stress, medications, close surveillance, or other special care instructions to get better before they can be adopted out.


Extremely shy or stressed-out animals - It probably doesn't come as a surprise that not every animal is cut out for shelter life. We do our absolute best every day to provide clean accommodations, adequate nutrition, medical care, and enriching activities for our shelter animals. But some just do not flourish in this setting, whether their personality is shy, they are elderly, or some other reason. These animals need a foster home to rest more easily until their new furever home is found, and we do our best to provide in these situations.

What Makes A Good Animal Foster Home?

Anyone who loves animals and is willing to donate their time, providing lots of tender love and care. Retirees, homemakers, people who work at home or have flexible work schedules all would be good candidates for foster homes.


Ideally, foster homes should have a separate room or space for the foster animal(s). Sometimes we like to perform inspections to ensure the space is adequate for the animal in question.


*All other animals in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations and appropriate preventatives.

*Foster homes must be at least 18 years of age and have approval from all adults in the household.

*All foster homes must sign and complete an application, agreement, and waivers before they are allowed into the program.