Foster an Animal

Fosters provide a temporary home for pets in APA!’s care while they are awaiting their forever home or the opportunity to move into one of our onsite adoption locations.

Foster a Dog

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Foster a Cat

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The Benefits of Fostering

There are so many benefits to opening your home to foster a dog or cat, but just to name a few:

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Have an animal companion without the lifetime commitment.

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Help an animal recover from an illness/injury, with medical care covered by APA!.

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Give extra TLC to puppies and kittens too young to be adopted.

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Foster homes help animals transition from the stress of living at the shelter.

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Why Foster?

Many of our dogs and cats cannot go directly into our shelter – the only way we can save these animals is with the help of foster homes.

Key Responsibilities

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Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.

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Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter.

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Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate.

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Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.

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Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments.

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Transport to/from offsite adoption events

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If you are fostering cats, isolation from other animals in the home is required for a minimum of 10-14 days.

See our FAQS about Dog Fostering or Cat Fostering!

Teen Foster Program

We offer a hands-on opportunity for teens who want to help homeless animals and earn community service hours for school or an organization. Together with their families, teens can foster a dog or cat and receive experience caring for an animal!

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