We are a foster based rescue, which means that while our rescue animals are waiting to be adopted, they stay with families in homes where they can get much needed TLC while waiting for their fur-ever family. This also helps them adjust to life in a home with a family. Our rescue animals come from many locations-strays, owner surrenders, and from shelters. Many times when shelters are full, or when they have certain shelter animals who really need to relax in a home environment, they will network with rescues so that more animals are able to be saved.
The advantage to being a foster parent is that you are saving lives! The more foster homes we have available, the more animals we can save. So, by taking on a foster, not only are you protecting your foster animal, but you also keep open a shelter space for another animal to be rescued.
We as the rescue provide for all of the animals' needs, so nothing is a cost to you as the foster parent (and this is also why donations are so important to us!). We are also in contact with you every step of the way; you will not be left to do anything on your own--we are a team! As the foster parent, you are required to get your foster out to events so that they can be seen and get some interest from any potential adopters. We can always help with transport, and work together to "dog or cat sit" fosters for you in travel situations, etc. You will get to know your foster-you will be able to note personality traits and characteristics that will help us figure out the best fur-ever home environment for that rescue animal. Plus, this is a great way to have animal companionship, without the lifelong commitment. In short, you are babysitting until the animal finds its fur-ever home..
We understand fostering isn't ideal for everyone. But everyone can help in some way! You can volunteer at our adoption events by holding dogs and cats. You can contribute to our Wishlist, all items help our rescue animals. You can network on our social media, animals have a higher chance of adoption if more people know about them! Or you can join our fundraising team and contribute your creativity into saving lives.
If you are interested in fostering, or volunteering, please contact us AND fill out the appropriate forms below and email to:
GENERAL VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:
*Fur-get Me Not volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian while performing service hours.
*All volunteers are required to sign a release form and complete training for the position you are interested in.
*Volunteers are welcomed when they are available, but we do ask that you work with a coordinator to set a schedule so that we know the animals always get attention when needed.
*If you are unable to be accompanied by an adult or commit to a schedule, we can work with you to do projects from home on your own time.
THANK YOU for your interest and support of rescue animals! We will contact you shortly and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!
Surrendering a pet...
Giving your pet over to the shelter and/or listing them online is NOT your only option. Please complete both of the forms above and email it to us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, briefly explaining your situation. Please provide appropriate contact information and one of our team members will get it touch with you as soon as possible.
Since we will provide services and necessary healthcare for your pet, we do ask for fees with surrenders. They are as follows: $50 if dog/cat is fixed, $75 if dog/cat is NOT fixed. If you have a litter of kittens, we ask a $200 dollar donation as we will need to leukemia/FIV test, spay/neuter, and get all rounds of boosters for each kitten.
If you find a stray, you must publicly post the information for at least 7 days. After that time, if no one has stepped forward and been able to prove ownership of the animal, then we can help you with that as well..
If it's a stray you have found...