Friends For Life is at an all-time record high with the number of animals in our program, putting us in urgent need for fosters. Those needing foster homes are:
Urgent Foster Needs for Dogs
- Lucy — a Female Labrador Retriever/Bouvier des Flandres Mix
- Kirby — a Female Australian Cattle Dog / Pit Bull Terrier Mix
- Calum — a Male American Staffordshire Terrier / Boxer / Labrador Retriever / Boston Terrier Mix
Urgent Foster Needs for Cats
- Agatha — a Female Domestic Short Hair
- Misty — a Female Domestic Short Hair
- Sammie — a Female Domestic Shorthair - Grey and White Tabby
Current approved FFL fosters, if you're able to foster one of these dogs, please contact Marilyn Oliver. If you would like to foster and haven't fostered for Friends For Life before, please fill out a Foster Care Application*.
Foster a Pet – Save a Life
What can make the difference between an animal getting into the lifesaving Friends For Life program and not? YOU!
Do you have room in your heart and home for an animal to stay with you temporarily?
We are seeking fosters to help us help even more animals. We have dogs, cats, kittens, puppies and other animals who are waiting to come into the lifesaving FFL program. They must wait until we have a foster home.
What is fostering?
Fostering means that an animal stays with you on a temporary basis. The animal still belongs to FFL so you do not actually have to adopt but be more like a waystation on road from stray to adopted.
Fostering includes bringing the animal to some adoption hours (you never have to stay with them--we'll do that), helping with transport to the vet when possible and generally giving them a safe, loving place to be while they seek that forever home.
What animals need fostering?
Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats! We need fosters for nursing kittens and puppies, senior animals, animals recovering from injuries and medical issues, and healthy animals just needing temporary 'digs'. You decide what type, species, size and age you would like to care for and we'll give you an animal to foster. The opportunities are limited only by what you have training and desire to do.
What does it cost?
Short answer: nothing.
While any foster may donate any portion they feel inclined (hey, we'll never turn down help...) Friends for Life will pay all costs for food, milk, supplies and vet care needed. We'll supply crates, carriers and even cat boxes. You supply the love!
What do I get?
You get the unconditional love of an animal who needs you in order to stay alive. You get to be a life-changing force for good. This is 'Who wants to be a Superhero' for real !!
You get our deep gratitude for opening your heart and your home to an animal in need.
Does it really matter if I do this?
More than you can imagine. FFL gets almost 100 requests for help with animals each day. The unvarnished truth is this: The number we can save from staying in abusive situations or dying in other shelters is directly dependent on how many foster homes we have.
Do you want to see just a small sample of a few of the hundreds of FFL animals whose lives have already been saved by having foster parents? Of course you do. Check out our Recent Adoptions page and see the lives saved!
Where do you start?
Let's make sure you are in the right place first. If you found an animal or are surrendering an animal and are willing to foster it, this is NOT where you start. You need to go to our Get Help page and answer the questions on that page to be directed to the correct form or resource.
If you have room in your heart and home to help an animal already in the FFL program by providing a foster home, please fill out a Foster Care Application*.
*Please note: this application is only used to become a new foster for an animal assigned to you by FFL, not an animal currently in your possession. If you have found an animal or are surrendering your own animal, please visit our Get Help page.