Taking an animal into your home for a month or more can give them the transition period they need to get "adoption ready." Long-term fostering is possible both in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in the East Bay and in Marin County, as well as in Mendocino County. Foster homes are needed for under-aged puppies and kittens, adolescent pups in need of house training and one-on-one time, as well as adult dogs of many kinds. Senior cats benefit greatly from longer-term fostering in a warm, loving environment. By providing a secure haven and extra nurturing, training, and care, you are increasing our ability to help other animals, in addition to increasing your foster pet's chances of finding the right new home. This is also a great opportunity to show pets who don't do well at our busy, noisy adoption events!
To be a short-term foster parent means that you will pick up the animal(s) at the end of an adoption day and take them home. After an evening or two or three of your love and attention and more room to romp, you transport the critter(s) back to Milo for another chance at adoption. Longer fostering, even for just a week, is very much NEEDED, especially for animals who are recovering from spay/neuter surgeries and/or are temporarily under the weather!
To begin, download a foster application in PDF or DOC.
Email your completed foster application as a single file, MS Word or PDF attachment (.JPG only if unable to send in those formats) or submit inquiries to the Milo Foundation as follows:
In the East Bay or nearby, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Call (510) 900-2275.
You can also join our Yahoo Groups volunteer/foster group. Stay up to date with the latest news about volunteering and fostering by joining the Milo Volunteer email list: https://www.milofoundation.org/help.cfm
Milo, and the animals, thank you!