We depend on foster carers who lovingly open their hearts and homes.
Fostering a cat or dog is perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). Foster homes are a critical safe haven for the neglected, abused and abandoned cats/dogs we rescue.
As a foster parent, you offer a warm and loving environment and attention, something the cat/dog may not have had. Foster homes offer cats/dogs in need of a supportive home environment in which they can learn how to trust humans, how to play, that they do not need to fight and scrap for food and survival.
Fostering offers our rescue cats and dogs the chance to slowly transition from street life to a loving life they so deserve and help increase their chances of adoption.
Below is an outline of out foster process.
Complete our online foster application form below.
A home check video call will be scheduled. This step helps us get to know you and ensure the home environment fit is right for all.
If everyone is happy to move forward, a foster agreement will be sent for review and signature. When a foster need comes up and matches your home, we will contact you!
What does fostering require?
Fostering a rescue cat or dog means caring for them until a permanent home match is found. This means loving them, keeping them safe, well fed and well taken care of as if they are your own pet. We require all our fosters to have prior cat/dog and/or fostering experience.
What is the time frame for fostering?
Typically foster care is needed anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. However, the length of the process varies depending on the cats/dog. Some cats/dogs can be adopted quickly and others may take longer to find the right family. We ask each home to be willing to continue fostering as long as necessary until the forever home is found. If you have a time limit restriction please let us know in the application process.
Who will pay for the foster cats/dog’s supplies?
We will help provide food, toys, bedding, treats, and more based on the cats’s/dog's needs. Although definitely not required, if you are able to provide any of the above for your foster cat/dog, it helps us tremendously and is considered a donation to the rescue.
Who will pay for medical costs?
We will cover all medical costs for the foster cat/dog. In order for us to cover the costs, we ask that all medical visits and treatment be arranged with our knowledge.
Do fosterers for Help Street Cats and Dogs have to have had prior fostering experience?
No, prior experience is not a requirement. If we think a cat/ dog might need an experienced fosterer, we will match it accordingly.