Eleventh Hour Rescue - Foster
Be THE difference in saving a life!
Eleventh Hour Rescue is always looking for wonderful foster homes.
Our foster program is one of our most important means of saving the lives of unwanted dogs and cats. Won't you consider joining our team by offering your home as a temporary safe haven for an unfortunate animal that is in desperate need of help!
WHAT IS FOSTERING?
Fostering is providing a temporary home for a rescue pet awaiting adoption. Many of the pets who need foster homes require extra care and attention which our kennel cannot always provide, But in a loving foster home, every pet can get the individual attention he/she needs to find a forever family.
By opening your heart and home to one of Eleventh Hour Rescue’s (“EHR”) homeless pets, you can be confident you’ve helped save a pets life. Even better, you’ve created space in our kennel to save another abandoned or abused pet.
Our foster program is designed to help the pets we’ve rescued from high-kill shelters get a second chance at finding a home — a chance they most likely would not have gotten at those shelters. Your generosity provides our rescued pets a chance to decompress, heal and grow before finding their forever homes. The Foster Program plays an integral part in the rescue’s ability to adopt out as many as 2,000 orphaned pets annually.
Fostering is a very rewarding experience. Foster pets provide companionship and purpose.
Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.
WHAT DO FOSTER FAMILIES NEED TO PROVIDE?
Foster families should be compassionate, caring and patient and provide their foster pets with:
HOW LONG DO PETS NEED TO BE IN FOSTER CARE?
Every situation is different. Foster commitments range from just a couple of days to several months. Eleventh Hour Rescue's Foster Team will assist you in choosing a foster pet that best fits your lifestyle.
WHAT TYPES OF DOGS NEED FOSTER HOMES?
ALL rescue dogs greatly benefit from a foster home, but those in most need of fostering are:
So many animals are given up for varying reasons; without the Foster Program, many of these loving pets would be euthanized.
Please help our animals by becoming the link between their old life and their new.
We supply the dogs, you supply the love!
How fostering for Eleventh Hour Rescue works
When we receive animals for rescue, our first thought is to place them into a loving foster home until a permanent home can be found. If a foster home is not available, we have to place the animal into a kennel. While a kennel does provide a safe place for the animal to stay until he or she can be placed, it doesn't provide the love and companionship of a foster home -- and the financial burden of housing an animal in a kennel is significant.
If you choose to join the foster program; first, we ask you complete an application. Volunteers from EHR will review the application and conducted an interview, and we may also perform a home visit. Foster homes are asked only to provide the animal with love and care, make sure veterinary care is supplied by one of our approved vets (EHR covers the cost), and bring the dog to adoption events.
Once your home has been approved, you will be contacted periodically and asked to foster a pet in need. Your choice! Your decision! Once your foster pet has been adopted, you can either move right on to the next one, or take a break in between!
If you have any questions, please email: foster@ehrdogs