• Meridia is Adoptable

    Meridia is Adoptable

    Meridia is a 1 year old female Whippet mix available for adoption in Bradenton, FL. Contact Humane Society of Manatee County at 941.747.8808 for details.  (more)
  • Blue: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    Blue: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    Blue is a 4 year old male Bluetick Coonhound who is available to adopt, foster or rescue in Marshall, NC. Contact Madison County Animal Services at 828.649.3190 for more information or to meet Blue.  (more)
  • Luna: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    Luna: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    Luna is a 1 year old female Beagle who is available to adopt, foster or rescue in Marshall, NC. Contact Madison County Animal Services at 828.649.3190 for more information or to meet Luna.  (more)
  • James: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    James: Adopt/Foster/Rescue

    James is a 4 year old male Beagle mix who is available to adopt, foster or rescue in Marshall, NC. Contact Madison County Animal Services at 828.649.3190 for more information or to meet James.  (more)
  • Porsha is Adoptable

    Porsha is Adoptable

    Porsha is a 1 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix who is available for adoption in Marshall, NC. Contact Madison County Animal Services at 828.649.3190 for more information or to meet Porsha.  (more)
  • Eddie is Adoptable

    Eddie is Adoptable

    Eddie is a senior old male Beagle available to adopt or foster through Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. Call 828.505.3440 for more information or to meet Eddie.  (more)
  • June Bug is Adoptable

    June Bug is Adoptable

    June Bug is a 2 year old female Black & Tan Coonhound mix available for adoption in Asheville, NC. Contact Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at 828.505.3440 for more information or to meet June Bug.  (more)
Gus is Adoptable
Gus is Adoptable
Male | Shepherd & Golden Retriever
Lucky Ones Rescue, Inc.
Tampa, FL | 828.367.7667
Athena is Adoptable
Athena is Adoptable
Female | Boxer & Pit Mix
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Asheville, NC | 828.505.3440
Meridia is Adoptable
Meridia is Adoptable
Female | Whippet Mix
Humane Society of Manatee County
Bradenton, FL | 941.747.8808
Bandit is Adoptable!
Bandit is Adoptable!
Male | Siberian Husky
Blue Ridge Husky Rescue
Asheville, NC | 828.407.0022
Indie is Adoptable
Indie is Adoptable
Female | Pit Bull Terrier
Pinellas County Animal Services
Largo, FL | 727.582.2600
Trevor: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Trevor: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Male | Hound Mix
Madison County Animal Services
Marshall, NC | 828.649.3190
Ivy is Adoptable!
Ivy is Adoptable!
Female | Siberian Husky
Blue Ridge Husky Rescue
Asheville, NC | 828.407.0022
Layla: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Layla: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Female | Lab Mix
Madison County Animal Services
Marshall, NC | 828.649.3190
Red: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Red: Adopt/Foster/Rescue
Male | Lab & Hound Mix
Madison County Animal Services
Marshall, NC | 828.649.3190
Eddie is Adoptable
Eddie is Adoptable
Male | Beagle
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Asheville, NC | 828.505.3440
Dillenger is Adoptable
Dillenger is Adoptable
Male | Cattle Dog Mix
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Asheville, NC | 828.505.3440
Ollie is Adoptable
Ollie is Adoptable
Male | Catahoula Leopard Dog
Aussie And Me Animal Rescue
Nokomis, FL | Email Aussie & Me

So you think you want to foster...

What is a Foster Home?

What is a Foster Home?

Foster homes are the heart and soul of any rescue organization. They are individuals and families that provide a safe, temporary home for rescued pets to rest, recuperate and rehabilitate while awaiting placement in a permanent home or space at a rescue facility. Animals in foster care benefit greatly from love and attention while living in a home environment. For some rescued pets, it may be the first time they’ve ever been inside a house. The number of animals saved depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.

Why Foster Rescue Pets?

Why Foster Rescue Pets?

Fostering a rescue pet has rewards far beyond the essential value of helping an animal in need find a new home. For some, it’s a chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment. For others, it can be an opportunity to try new companions for existing pets. For many, it’s the special challenge of helping an animal recover from an illness or injury, the trauma of losing a beloved owner or home, or to overcome a behavioral issue. Occasionally, it’s the joy of nurturing kittens and puppies too young to be adopted.

5 Reasons to Foster

5 Reasons to Foster

  1. 1
    Save the lives of two animals
    Many adoptable animals are euthanized simply because shelters lack space. When you foster an animal, you’re not only saving your foster’s life, you’re also saving the life of the animal who takes its place at the shelter.
  2. 2
    Improve pet’s adoptability
    By fostering an animal, you are a link between that pet and potential homes. You can spread the word about what a great dog she is, how she loves people and how she walks nicely on a leash. By living with you, she has the chance to learn behavior that will make her more appealing to other families. If you foster a dog, you have the ability to transform that barking, out of control mutt at the shelter into a dog someone would be honored to live with.
  3. 3
    Teach your pet social skills
    Even if your pet gets along with other animals, it’s still important for him to be around dogs and cats with different temperaments. Your pet may be more dominant than the foster, who might tend to avoid other animals. Having another animal around may help build your own pet’s self confidence by encouraging and showing the foster animal how to play. The 2 animals may also have to learn to share a water dish and pet bed. But most importantly… they will be sharing you.
  4. 4
    Improve pet’s living situation
    Animals get stressed from living in shelter conditions. Shelters are chaotic and noisy with limited opportunity for one-on-one interaction. The animals typically don’t get enough exercise, training or socialization. With time, many of these pets develop psychological issues as pent-up energy, frustration, aggression or boredom builds.
  5. 5
    You can help with little money
    If you don’t have the money to donate to animal shelters, you can donate your time by fostering instead. Some programs require foster families to cover some or all the expenses of the pet’s supplies. Other rescue organizations cover everything for you, providing food, a crate, bowls and veterinary care.
Call 828-367-7667 to become a pet foster and start saving lives today.