What is a Foster Home?
A foster home is a temporary living
situation for pets in our program while
they are awaiting placement in a permanent home.
Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.
LAP has no shelter. All pets in our program stay in foster homes until they are adopted. Our young kittens and puppies need to stay in foster until they are old enough to be spayed and neutered, at which time they are ready for adoption. Older pets who are ill or injured need to stay in foster care until they are well enough for adoption.
Being a pet foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. For others, it is 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 giving extra TLC to kittens and puppies too young to be adopted.
How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?
Fosters will keep animals anywhere from 2 weeks to several months. Every pet is different and has different needs. Some require more training than others and some pets require medical treatment. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues.
What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
• Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
• Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
• Provide exercise, training and socialization as needed
• Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
• Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
• Transport to/from offsite adoption events
• In certain cases, especially for bottle baby kittens or sick foster pets, the pets may require isolation from other animals in the home
Fostering can be fun, challenging, rewarding and heartbreaking. The only pay is sloppy kisses and the satisfaction that you have provided that very important bridge between homelessness and the pet's new life in their adoptive home. If you think you are ready to foster a pet, please fill out our FOSTER APPLICATION.
Throughout the year, LAP has lots of fun
adoption events and fundraisers.
Help is always needed with bringing these
events together and making them
special and successful.
We also welcome new
ideas for fundraisers and
meet and greets
for pets and adopters.
If you're interested in helping
with events, please fill out a
volunteer application and a LAP volunteer will
Thank you and we hope to see you
at our next event!
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