2021 Gala is Canceled  |  Pull for Paws date moved to March 26, 2021

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Foster

Foster opportunities are always needed for animals that enter our shelter and we are grateful to those in the community who open their hearts and homes to Furry Friends in this special way!

Oftentimes, an animal comes to us requiring specific medical care or socialization and fostering allows the animal time to heal and flourish in a home environment. Others, like kittens, are very young and need the more “hands on” care that a foster can provide.

WE ARE ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR SHORT-TERM FOSTERS FOR BOTTLE BABIES AND UNDERAGE KITTENS. Some things you should know:

  • Majority of the animals that we need foster homes for are kittens that come in younger than 8 weeks of age.  On occasion we do need homes for puppies, but it is not as often.
  • On average we send 2-4 kittens out at a time and they will need foster for approximately one month, but could be as long as 2 months.
  • We also receive dogs and cats that come in with their nursing babies.  When this happens, we would like to send the entire family to a foster home until the babies are old enough to be separated from their mother.  This is one of the most rewarding and exciting foster experiences, so don't be afraid.
  • We also look for "Fospice" homes.  These are families that are willing to take in an elderly or ill animal, and provide them the love and comfort of a home while they live out their days.  Furry Friends would remain responsible for all medical needs and decisions.
  • All foster families need to have the ability to separate the fosters from their own personal animals for at least the first 10 days, to ensure everyone remains healthy.

Fosters tell us time and again how rewarding the experience is for them. To learn more about fostering for Furry Friends, please complete the foster form at the links above. Feel free to reach out to our Foster Coordinator, Lacey Wiles with ant questions.

(561) 486-0814

OR email her at

lwiles@furryfriendsadoption.org