Become a Foster Parent
SAVING HOMELESS PETS IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT!
At any given time at Whisker City, there are animals that cannot immediately be put up for adoption. In many cases, the foster pets just need to go into a foster home for a few days, or for several weeks, depending on the situation and then can go back to the shelter and be adopted into a loving home.
Foster pet situations that come up frequently include: 1) upper respiratory infections, common in shelter animals, 2) pregnant cats or ones with newborns, 3) kittens that are too small to go up for adoption, and 4) kitties in need of extra-socialization to help make them great candidates for adoption.
We like to place these pets in foster care because they generally recover faster and better in a home environment. The length of time required in foster care is usually short, anywhere from a week to two months.
Whisker City will train our volunteers on proper foster care procedures and then put our foster care volunteers on call. Foster care volunteers need to be available to attend a training session at Whisker City in Shoreline, Washington and are also expected to take the kitty in your care to one of our chosen Veterinarians to receive vaccinations and other medical care, as needed. Volunteers can say no if they cannot take an animal at that time.
Whisker City will supply food, cat litter, medicine, and veterinary care for any animals you foster. We can usually supply you with items like litter boxes, toys, etc. When the foster pets have recovered, the foster parent brings the animal back to Whisker City to be put up for adoption.
To become a foster parent, you must first complete the Foster Parent Application and schedule your volunteer training.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erin at 206-380-4972