Foster

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Foster

Help Save Animals’ Lives from the Comfort of Your Home or Barn

While all of our volunteers are critical to our mission, our foster families perform an essential service to Rescue Village. Foster homes help us save more lives by providing in home care for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that need to heal, mature, or require more socialization prior to adoption. This frees up more cage space in the shelter, allowing us to in turn help even more animals in need.

The timeframe for fostering an animal can range from a few weeks to a few months. We work with you to determine the best foster situation for you and your family. If you are interested in fostering an animal, you can contact our team for more information or complete an application. Our Programs Coordinator, can be reached at 440.338.4819 ext. 14 or by e-mail.

Fostering Application Form

Support our Foster Program

Can't foster an animal but want to help?

Fostering saves more lives than you can imagine. If you are unable to foster or want to help even more, you can always support the youngest residents of Rescue Village by:

Fostering FAQs

Many prospective foster families have questions about the experience and if they are qualified to foster an animal. We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions to help you learn more about fostering for Rescue Village and determine whether it is something you would like to do.

Read our Fostering FAQs

Fostering Adult Dogs

Foster families are occasionally needed for adult dogs. In some cases, these dogs are recuperating from medical treatments or surgery; in other cases, the dogs are physically healthy but are very shy and need some socialization. Others may have simply been in our shelter for so long that they need a well-deserved break in a temporary foster home. We’ve compiled some FAQs about fostering an adult dog and invite you to contact our Programs Coordinator at 440.338.4819 ext. 14 or by email at shelterprograms@rescuevillage.org for more information.

Fostering Adult Dogs FAQ's

Adoption Rover

Help us get them adopted even faster!

The Adoption Rover Program is a new and innovative foster to adoption program where fosters take adoptable adult dogs and cats into their homes and help us find an adoptive family by promoting them to family and friends, on their social media sites, coming to the shelter for a few hours on weekends and during adoption events, and by attending our offsite adoption and pop-up events.

This special group of foster volunteers who we’ve designated as “rovers” help us to find homes for animals who don’t do as well in a shelter environment for an extended period of time and help us to market these animals to new communities of people.

Learn more about being a Rover

Mission Meow

A rover program just for cats!

Mission Meow is similar to our popular Adoption Rover program but is just for cats and kittens! Mission Meow is a new and innovative foster to adoption program where fosters take adoptable cats and kittens into their homes and help us find an adoptive family by promoting them to family and friends, on their social media sites, and by attending our offsite adoption and pop-up events.

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