“It is a joy to be a foster family to these precious souls, and so gratifying to see them in the arms of their furever family. I would suggest fostering to anyone that can devote the time and energy that any animal requires, but most of all to those who feel like something might be missing from their life. To save a life is a powerful thing, and that is JUST what fostering does. In fact, two lives. The one in your home and the one that now has a spot open at the shelter. Fostering Saves Lives and I am proud to say that I am a foster parent!”
What is a Foster Home?
A foster home is a temporary living situation for our shelter pets. Foster families provide shelter, care, and love while our pets await placement in a forever home or travel on a transport to an out-of-state shelter partner. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their hearts and homes to foster pets. Foster homes allow us to create space in the shelter so we can rescue more pets in need.
Louisiana has a serious pet over population problem. Every day puppies and kittens enter municipal shelters and may not make it out alive. Fostering provides a life-saving outcome for these pets. Foster homes offer an alternative to the shelter environment and provide the attention and comfort that only a home setting can provide — especially for young kittens and puppies, older animals, and frightened pets who are having a hard time in the shelter. Foster pets usually stay in their temporary home anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
Fostering has so many rewards: you are able to help a pet in need, enjoy the companionship of a pet without a lifetime commitment, try new companions for the resident pets in your home, and provide some extra TLC to kittens and puppies too young to be adopted.
How It Works:
Our Foster Programs!
Weekend Foster Candidates
What Our Fosters Have To Say!
“I never thought I could foster because I didn’t think I could ever let them go – my first fosters were Gongo and Garrett (basset/dachshund mixes) and we fell in love. I cried when they left but then realized they were going to their furever homes and I could continue fostering. One of them has his own Instagram page that I still follow. For the last two years, I have fostered over 60 puppies and it is the most rewarding experience to show these precious animals what their lives should really be like. I have fosters for 2 days to 3 months – I open up my home to these precious animals who just want to be loved and provide a safe space for them until that perfect family comes along to give them a home. Please consider fostering.”