Have you always wanted to save a life? Now is your chance!

Animal Ark seeks kind, caring, and love-filled homes to foster our animals temporarily.

Why Foster?

A foster home provides shelter, food, care, and A LOT of love to animals that will flourish with a little extra attention. It is an excellent opportunity to share your home with an animal in need without the lifetime commitment that adopting a pet takes. If you have children, caring for a homeless animal is a great way to teach them compassion and responsibility.

When I foster a pet, what are my responsibilities?

  • Provide a safe, clean, and loving home.
  • Provide food, fresh water, and litter (Animal Ark will provide some of these supplies)
  • Socialize, walk, and play with the foster animal
  • Monitor and report to Animal Ark any medical or behavioral issues
  • Transport pet to and from any veterinary appointments
  • If the foster animal is a dog, attend at least one training session per month and transport the dog to and from at least one of our off-site adoption events

What types of animals need a foster home?

At Animal Ark, we prefer to have pregnant or nursing mothers and offspring spend time out of the shelter. During the warmer months, pregnant mothers and kittens push our shelter to capacity, so there is a great need for families willing to open their homes up to felines.

Shelter life can be full of anxiety for some dogs – a private home with individualized attention will relieve the dog of this stress. It makes them easier to train and much easier to place into permanent homes.

Animal Ark will provide the foster family with resources and information concerning the care and treatment of their foster animal. Depending on the pet’s needs, Foster families can expect to foster animals for 4-8 weeks.

Interested in fostering or want to learn more or want to foster? Apply online now! Foster Application

Foster Application



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