Project Safe Pet, Inc. assists several out of State Rescue Organizations with animals they want to bring into their group. These dogs and cats need to stay in volunteer foster homes until they are ready for transport. Often these animals are in need of socialization and training. Our foster parents volunteer their homes and time to give our dogs and pups the care and attention they deserve. The ongoing issue of at-risk animals due to overpopulation and abandonment provides for a constant need to find suitable, loving foster homes. All vetting is paid for by Project Safe Pet and we use specific veterinarians that we contract with. We are always very concerned about any issues that may arise while pets are in foster so please don't ever hesitate to contact us with any concerns.
Fostering is a big responsibility and needs to be considered thoughtfully. Taking the animals to vet appointments and the transport meeting spot at the end of the foster period is part of the commitment. Additionally, rescue animals may have a contagious disease and need to be isolated from other pets until they recover. Social issues like dominance and territorial behavior must also be handled slowly and carefully; allowing each animal the opportunity to find their place in the group.
It is very easy to develop a close bond with foster animals. And, although giving them up to their adoptive family is difficult, another suffering animal is then given a chance at the same loving experience. Keeping this in mind helps us remember how important this process is to help the most innocent creatures.
If you are interested in fostering, please take some time to consider the types and sizes that would fit best in your household as animals are carefully placed in foster homes most ideally suited to their temperaments and needs. Then, complete PSP’s Foster Questionnaire. A volunteer will be in contact with you shortly after receiving your application.