We're Recruiting Foster Families Before the Holidays!
We're recruiting volunteers willing to foster animals for 30-90 days at a time. As the holidays approach, we are experiencing a shortage of foster parents willing to commit to volunteer opportunities that could last for up to 3 months.
Among our many foster options, there is a Safety Net Foster Program aimed at keeping pet owners who run into temporary hardships from being forced to relinquish their animals. By offering a foster solution, the pet never has to enter the shelter system and can return to their family where they belong after a temporary stay with a foster volunteer.
“There are times when we see people facing eviction, domestic violence situations or other hardships that mean they have to be temporarily separated from their pets,” said Director of Nursery and Placement Jackie Noble. “If we can offer their pet a temporary Safety Net foster family, they can keep the pet they love and take them back as soon as they’ve figured out their situation. It’s a program that keeps animals out of shelters, keeps pet families together and helps people during their times of crisis.”
We are also looking for volunteers willing to foster large dogs, mother dogs with puppies, and pets with medical and behavior needs. Throughout the process, foster volunteers are supported by our staff who can answer questions, and provide resources and veterinary services.
For those who are unable to foster a pet in their home, but still want to support our foster program, there are items on our Foster Wish List that can be purchased through Amazon Prime and delivered directly to SDHS.
Click here to learn more about becoming a foster volunteer, or to sign up.
Published: November 4, 2021