Have you ever seen one of those sweet faces of a shelter dog or cat staring at you from your computer and wished you could adopt, but your circumstances prevented a long term commitment?
Have you ever wondered how you can help save the life of a shelter dog or cat?
Becoming a temporary foster family for a dog or cat may be your solution. Homes are needed for as little as two weeks or as long as four months.
Dogs and cats that are in foster homes are much more likely to be adopted, or picked up by a rescue organization, than dogs and cats living in shelters. Plus fostering a shelter dog or cat means there is an open kennel or cage for the next incoming dog or cat. And yes we get new pets nearly every day.
I am a volunteer at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley and have fostered many, many dogs. I can honestly say that it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. To watch a frightened dog blossom, to watch an emaciated dog thrive, to watch an injured dog heal, to watch a young dog have room to run and play is an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.
If fostering is something you may be interested in, but have questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or PM me on facebook.
If fostering is something you have been tossing around and are now at a place in your life that you would like to begin, below is a link for the foster application.
Please complete the application as accurately as possible so we can place a dog/cat with you that best fits your needs and circumstances. You may return the application by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, regular mail or drop it off.
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
90 Mount Tom Road
Marietta, OH 45750