Foster care is the temporary care and shelter for one of our animals. Sometimes our fostered pets are those who are too small, sick, injured or need a little love + socializing before they can be adopted into their forever home. However, ALL of our pets would benefit from being in a foster home.
Foster parents are incredibly patient, loving, adult volunteers who provide a safe home for our foster animals. Final Victory Animal Rescue provides all of the food, necessary medications/treatments, and supplies needed during the animal’s time in foster care. All we ask of our volunteers is to give these animals the proper attention and love needed.
Foster volunteers must:
Be over 18 years old.
Have appropriate housing and environment to care for the animal.
Have the ability to bring the animal to Final Victory or other location for any treatments, check-ups, etc.
Understand that the animal is in the care + ownership of Final Victory Animal Rescue through the duration of their foster care and must be returned for adoption.
Submit an application and complete any necessary training.
What Does Fostering Mean and How Will It Impact Me?
What exactly does fostering mean? It means bringing a homeless animal into your home, caring for them, providing them with affection and socialization, until a permanent family comes along who will love them forever.
The benefits of fostering are numerous, and not only a wonderful thing for the animal and shelter or rescue, but can be beneficial to the one doing the fostering in so many ways!
FOSTERING SAVES LIVES:
Though we do have a central facility, foster homes help us determine how many animals we can pull from county shelters, who may be long term residents and/or at risk of euthanasia due to overcrowding. We also rely on fosters to provide a change of environment for long term residents or those animals who may be having a hard time adjusting to a kennel atmosphere. Fosters are crucial to shelters and rescues ability to help expectant female pups, by affording them a quiet and comfortable atmosphere to deliver puppies and care for them in those first weeks of crucial development.
YOU HAVE A HAND IN HELPING MAKE THE animal MORE "ADOPTABLE":
Some dogs may not "show" well in a kennel environment due to excess energy, or jockeying for attention as potential adopters walk by. While fostering a dog, you are able to provide exercise and stimulation, which in turn creates a calmer animal in the kennel which in many cases may be closer to what their behavior will look like in a home environment. In addition, you can work with the dog on leash training, house training, or other basic command training, that potential adopters will find attractive when looking for the perfect pet for their family. Fosters provide valuable feedback for potential adoptive families.
YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE AN animal'S FUTURE:
Shelters and rescues often look to fosters for those animals who may have endured a difficult past such as abuse, cruelty, neglect, under socialization, etc. As a foster, you have the chance and opportunity to gain an animals trust, show them human touch and love perhaps for the first time, provide an environment for them to feel safe, and watch them transform before your eyes.
FOSTERING CAN BE GREAT FOR YOUR FAMILY:
If you have existing pets, introducing a foster animal can be a great experience for them as a companion, for socialization, and as a playmate! Children can benefit from fostering as a way to introduce responsibility, selflessness, a way to educate about animals, and is also a great way to "test" the idea of a permanent animal into the home in the future.
YOU BECOME PART OF A WONDERFUL "COMMUNITY":
Fellow fosters from our rescue will help guide you through the experience, give ideas, answer any questions, and may even become your friends! There is nothing quite like sharing experiences with those who do the same and being part of a community of people who have similar passions. We have a Facebook group devoted to supporting our fosters.
YOU WILL MAKE SOMEONE'S FAMILY COMPLETE:
When the day comes, that your foster finds that perfect home, the rewarding feeling you will experience is something very special. You will feel a sense of pride, in knowing what you helped that dog accomplish in his time with you. You will feel overjoyed, that he has found his forever family and his happy ending that all homeless animals so desire. And while certainly, some goodbyes can be tough, knowing that an animal has found his happy ending and that another precious life awaits to be afforded your gifts, is as good of a feeling as there is!
Thank you for considering being a part of a cat or dog's journey to final victory!