Fostering is a highly rewarding experience that benefits homeless animals and is fun for you and your family! As a foster parent, you are an invaluable part of the LIFE House For Animal’s life-saving team. You make an impact on community animal welfare by directly shaping the future of your foster animals and by helping us care for and find forever homes for hundreds of animals each year.
Each year, hundreds of special-case animals are helped through our foster care program… and with your participation, we can help even more!
Some animals in need of fostering are simply too young for adoption, need extra love and socialization to become confident family pets, or are recovering from a Second Chances program surgical procedure. Fostering gives us the opportunity to provide all of these special animals with what they need until they are ready to find their forever homes.
Fostering is ideal for animal lovers who are:
DEAR FOSTER MOM:
There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love,
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold,
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend,
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go,
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss,
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay,
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear,
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on,
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day,
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by,
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time,
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.