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Foster Care Program

Simply put, foster volunteers save lives.

There is not a more personal way to help animals than by becoming a foster parent. Opening your home to a cat or dog from Friends of Strays means you have the opportunity to increase the quality of life for a homeless animal and open much-needed cage/run space so that we can rescue another animal. 

Many of the animals needing foster homes are Special Needs animals; those dogs and cats who are not doing well in the shelter environment and need a home in order to thrive. We also have a need for families wiling to foster pregnant cats, nursing moms, bottle feed kittens and kittens eating on their own.

Foster volunteers provide behavior and medical rehabilitation in a nurturing home environment so that animals in your care may mature, heal, socialize, and become available for adoption.

All supplies and information are provided by Friends of Strays. For our foster families that choose to provide their own food and litter, we are happy to provide a receipt for tax purposes.

Foster Families

If you are interested in fostering one of our pets or want more information on our foster program, please email Mari, our Foster Coordinator - Mari@FriendsofStrays.org.

If you are a current foster family and need a copy of our Foster Manual please send an email to Mari@FriendsofStrays.org. using Foster Manual Request in the subject line.