Save a life…Become a foster parent and help a homeless pet find a forever home!

Fostering an animal means providing a temporary home for a dog or cat while PetConnect Rescue finds them a permanent home. Without people like you to foster, we are unable to pull these abandoned animals to safety. All of our rescues come from shelters where they are at high risk of being euthanized. In fact, about half of the animals languishing in shelters across the country will run out of time waiting for a rescuer that will never come…YOU CAN HELP US CHANGE THAT!

About fostering a dog

Fostering a dog typically requires a commitment of on average, three weeks. All of our rescue pups will receive veterinary attention prior to being delivered to their foster home. They will also be temperament tested. PetConnect Rescue will cover any medical expenses that might be incurred while the dog is in foster care. Dogs come in many types and sizes, so rest assured that we can find one to fit your lifestyle!

Many first-time fosters fear that they will become too attached to their rescue pup to be able to give the animal up when an adopter comes along. Actually, most of our fosters will say that fostering is one of life’s most rewarding experiences–they knew from the start that their home was a landing place for an animal in desperate need. By fostering they had the joy and comfort of knowing that they helped saved a precious life. Many of our fosters keep up with the adopters via email, forging a lasting relationship with the pets they helped save.

About fostering a cat

Cats typically require a commitment of four months or less. They will receive veterinary attention prior to being delivered into foster care. PetConnect Rescue will provide any supplies that a foster family might need while they are caring for a rescue pet as well as cover any veterinary expenses that might arise. Cats are often overlooked, which is why it takes a bit longer to find homes for them. But patience always pays off and all our rescue kitties end up in loving and forever homes. Animal lovers who have busy lives and may not be home a lot can really make a difference when they take a cat into their home. Cats really require relatively little care. If you can give a deserving kitty a warm safe place to sleep and healthy meal, he or she will be so very grateful.

Foster Application Process

Fostering a pet is essentially saving a life. Without foster homes we could not help the many wonderful dogs and cats who come to our attention. Please consider opening your heart and your home to an animal in need.

We take the new foster application process just as seriously as we do our adoptions. We carefully screen each applicant, using much the same criteria used to screen potential adopters. That means we will visit your home to help you to prepare, speak with your vet, and get to know you and your current family so that we can match you with the best possible foster dog or cat. We will go over the responsibilities of foster parenting, review with you the case history of the dog or cat that you will be taking in, and answer any questions you may have.

  • Step 1: Fill out the either the cat or dog foster application. It would be helpful if you could include the name of the animal(s) who you would like to foster or the Adoption Coordinator(s) with whom you would like to work on the application.  Click on the appropriate link below.
  • Step 2: Once the completed application is sent to us, any immediate questions can be answered by our volunteer, Marybeth, at mbchamplin@petconnectrescue.org.
  • Step 3: Have a phone screening with one of our current volunteers.
  • Step 4: Allow one of our volunteers visit you at home.
  • Step 5: Accept your foster into your home (once approved)!

To become a foster parent, please fill out our foster application or call 1-877-838-9171. One of our PCR team members will be delighted to follow up with you!

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