Sadly, every year, millions of pets are killed in our nation's shelter system. The lucky ones who survive are saved by a network of rescue organizations that pull them out of the shelters sometimes within minutes of being euthanized. Until those pets are placed in forever homes, they need a safe place to recover from their previous life of abandonment, neglect and/or abuse and injuries. That safe haven, where a lonely, frightened dog or cat can heal her broken heart, recover from any injuries or illness and learn to trust humans again, could be your home for as little as a few weeks or months until it gets adopted. Fostering is only temporary, but it changes the entire life of an animal in need.
If you want to learn more about fostering, check out our foster video below. It's only temporary, and all you have to do is care.
FOSTERING FOR PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND When you foster for Paw Prints in the Sand, we provide the following:
All veterinary expenses
Food and supplies (collar, leash, tags, flea medication, etc.)
Basic behavioral training
A private Facebook group with other fosters and volunteers that provide guidance and support
Providing daily in-home care of our rescue pets
Provide in-home medical care to our rescue pets as needed and take the pet to their required veterinary appointments at our approved rescue veterinarians.
Prepare our rescued animals for the transition into their adoptive homes by providing basic obedience, potty training, and socialization (introducing rescued pets to a variety of environments)
Provide daily exercise and engagement, as needed
Assist in the marketing of your foster pet by taking progress pictures of the fostered pet for social media and online adoption sites and preparing pet bios
Sharing foster pets via social media
Take foster pets to adoption events and participate in adoption events
Take foster pets to meet and greets with prospective adopters
Have a reliable vehicle with room for a crate, current car insurance and a valid driver’s license. You also need to have an understanding of responsible and secure animal transport.
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Paw Prints in the Sand does reimburse for mileage according to the IRS Non-Profit Standard Mileage Rate.
If you are interested in fostering for Paw Prints in the Sand and giving an animal in need a second chance at life, please fill out the Foster Application below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org