Austin Pets Alive! | Foster An Animal

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.

Si deseas ser parte del programa de hogar temporal (foster) o deseas más información en ESPAÑOL , por favor escribe al correo: [email protected].

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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