Looking to Foster a Furbaby During Quarantine? Check Out These 5 Organizations!
In need of a quarantine buddy? SAME! Furbabies make the best buddies! And right now there are SO many pets in need of homes! Adoption and foster rates have dropped significantly since COVID-19, yet the number of homeless animals continues to increase daily. 😢
With so many of us working from home, now may be the ideal time to open your hearts and your homes to a pet in need. But what exactly is fostering? Fostering is offering your home, love and attention to a pet in need until they can be placed in a fur-ever home. Fostering frees up the resources of a shelter or rescue to take in more animals in need. Fostering also socializes pets for adoption and allows time for the organization to place them in the perfect home. So are you ready to foster, but don't know where to start? Here is a list of organizations currently accepting foster applications:
Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: We all know how hard Bergen County has been hit with COVID-19. They are currently asking for the public's help in collecting applications to foster dogs while people are home practicing self-quarantine and social distancing. Fosters are required to participate in a 30-minute training orientation to learn what to do, how the program works, and have any questions answered. To begin click here.
Eleventh Hour Rescue: Eleventh Hour Rescue is always looking for foster homes. They rescue from high-kill shelters and give pets a second chance at finding a home — a chance they most likely would not have gotten at those shelters. Your generosity provides rescued pets a chance to decompress, heal and grow before finding their forever homes. Eleventh Hour's Foster Program plays an integral part in the rescue’s ability to adopt out as many as 2,000 orphaned pets annually! To start an application click here.
Furever Home Dog Rescue: WHY CHOOSE FUREVER HOME DOG RESCUE - There are some subtle differences about Furever Home Dog Rescue that they believe benefits their adopters in so many ways: Pups are temperament tested by the shelters and fully vetted by licensed veterinarians prior to being considered for Furever Home Dog Rescue. All pups are placed in foster homes prior to adoption where fosters provide further evaluation and house training. Adopters meet with the foster family and gain valuable insight into the pups behavior toward training, food, interaction with children, dogs, cats, and other very important intangibles. They believe this process further benefits adopters since they match based on this valuable insight. Furever Home Dog Rescue does not have a local shelter, so foster homes are always needed. To learn more visit this link.
Home For Good Dog Rescue: Home for Good rescues homeless dogs from high-kill shelters throughout South Carolina and Georgia, which are overflowing with unwanted dogs on the brink of being euthanized. They socialize, care for, and provide them life-saving medical care at their property in Aiken, SC, then transport them to their rescue in New Jersey. They provide all supplies including food, leash, crate and toys as well as medical care. Some of your responsibilities include: Transporting your foster dog to and from local weekend adoption events. Sending photos of your foster in your home, as well as an updated description to help your foster find its perfect match. And of course, showering your foster dog with love! To start click here.
St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center: St. Hubert’s gives all of the training and supplies needed to be a successful foster parent. They provide food, blankets, litter, and all other items required to care for the animal. Foster parents also receive a schedule of dates on when the animal is due back to the shelter for vaccinations, worming medications and health checks. Volunteers are expected to provide quality care by feeding multiple times per day, administering medications when necessary, keeping their living area clean and keeping them happy and friendly. To begin the process of fostering please visit this link. PLEASE NOTE: St. Hubert's is currently open by appointment only.
You are amazing for considering fostering and I hope this list helps! If you end up getting a quarantine fur baby please share on social and tag @ms.morristown. Also, if you know of any other organizations that are currently looking for foster homes and volunteers please share!