Providing a foster home for a pet is a little different from adopting a pet. Foster homes are needed to help care for animals who are not yet ready to be cared for by multiple volunteers and need a little personal attention. These animals may be too young to be adopted out or are in various stages of recovery after their rescue. Please contact the foster programs below to get more information about the different programs available.
“Why Foster? By fostering a homeless animal, you are enabling ACS to have more kennel space to take in more local animals. Bottom line: the more foster volunteers we have, the more lives we can save. Fostering is an integral part of our organization’s mission. By using a devoted foster volunteer network, we can help animals that would otherwise not get a second chance at finding a forever home.”
–Animal Care Services
“Foster families play a crucial role in animal rescue. For so many animals that come into Schertz Humane Society care, the foster home serves as a transition from a life of neglect into the world of beloved companion.”
–Homes for Pets
“The SAHS will provide you with all the basic supplies (bedding, crates, litter, food, toys, etc.) required to care for your foster pet. All we ask of you is to offer lots of love and a safe place for your foster pet to recover. The unconditional love and gratitude you receive from an animal who knows that you truly saved him/her is well worth the time and effort you invest in preparing the animal for a loving permanent home.”
–San Antonio Human Society
“There are countless numbers of orphaned and abandoned animals in our city who are either too young, or injured animals who cannot survive on their own and are in need of special care before being placed for adoption.”
–Animal Defense League
“A SAPA! foster will provide a safe and temporary living situation that will allow the foster pet to recover emotionally and physically from the stress of their previous situation. The foster family will be able to share valuable details about the animal’s personality and demeanor that will help match them with a perfect forever home.”
–San Antonio Pets Alive!