Learn More About Short-Term Fostering


Not sure you are ready to adopt? Try fostering!

Rescue Village is thrilled to be participating in Maddie’s Fund Foster Express Challenge. With your help, we will coordinate at least 25 short-term foster care experiences for our adult dogs and cats during the challenge which launches Friday, November 22 and ends on Friday, January 10, 2020.

The Foster Express Challenge is designed to help shelters get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure, as well as attract new foster caregivers. Throughout the holiday season Rescue Village will be encouraging all of our friends, supporters, volunteers and anyone who is curious about adopting, to try short-term foster care.  For the Foster Express Challenge, “short-term fostering” is defined as stays in foster care of more than two hours and less than two weeks.

What are examples of short-term foster care?

  • Stop by Rescue Village and take a pup for a winter walk at nearby West Woods or Affelder Park.
  • Take a dog or cat home with you for a sleepover or up to two weeks for a mini-vacation away from shelter living.*

This holiday season, give a homeless dog or cat a fun and loving experience away from the shelter and warm your heart and even your home as only a rescue can!

For more information or questions, please contact Andrea Giorgio at shelterprograms@resceuvillage.org or 440-338-4819 ext. 14

*Rescue Village will provide you with all of the supplies: food, toys, treats, bedding and tips for overnight care.


November 22nd, 2019