Saving the lives of companion animals through
rescue, adoption, and spay/neuter

 Foster Program

Saving the lives of at-risk animals, one at a time.

Dog Fostering

boxer_puppy_fosterTails Foster program is an integral part of our mission to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption and spay/neuter. Through our Tails Transport Program, we partner with open admission shelters to save the lives of adoptable animals.

Many of these dogs are young puppies or pregnant moms. Despite the best efforts of our partner shelters, these animals are at a high risk for euthanasia. This program provides critical aid to help these shelters fight the sad reality of pet overpopulation and save more lives. 
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Transport animals are placed in to foster homes for a short time until they are ready to come to Tails and find a forever home. The shelter is no place for nursing moms and/or young puppies who can’t be fully vaccinated and are more susceptible to disease. Some adult dogs have minor medical conditions that require time to heal. We find that a foster home is much less stressful on these animals and they tend to heal more quickly. 

Kitten Fostering

grey_kittens_in_bedEach year, hundreds of kittens from our area are found stray, abandoned or homeless. Just like the puppies, the shelter is a hard environment for these animals and a foster home is the ideal environment for these animals to gain weight so they become healthy enough for spay/neuter and adoption. Each year, our team of foster families care for hundreds of adorable kittens and help get them ready to find a forever home. Fostering is a great solution for students or families who are not ready to commit to a full time pet but still have lots of love to offer!

Becoming a foster parent is a great way to save lives and support Tails. We provide all the food, supplies and veterinary care and your provide the love and care. You’ll help these cuties grow in to happy, healthy pets ready to find their forever home!

Download and print Foster Care Application.

Please contact Verna Holland, Foster Coordinator, at vholland@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext. 108 for more information about fostering for Tails.


We provide the supplies and support, you provide the love and care.

Together we save lives.

 

Announcements

With the start of the new year, we're thrilled to announce that we adopted 2,056 dogs, cats and little critters in 2016. These animals all came to us in need and because of YOU, we're here for them. To everyone who adopted, volunteered, fostered and donated to make this happen - thank you!

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Tails recently received a $4,000 grant from the ASPCA in support of our 2017 Transport Program. This program partners with open-admission shelters and animal control agencies to transport dogs and puppies who are high risk for euthanasia due to space and resource limitations. Our network of amazing foster families open their homes to hundreds of dogs each year while they await their turn for adoption.

Thank you ASPCA for your support of this life-saving program!
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Last updated 1/6/17

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