Foster

United Animal Friends rescues a large number of its animals from euthanasia at high-kill shelters. We make sure each animal is vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given any other necessary medical treatment. UAF has received generous grant awards from the Petco Foundation and Petco Love, which extend our ability to support the lifesaving efforts in our community.

Most of the animals in our care live in volunteer foster homes or at the United Animal Friends Rescue Ranch until they are adopted. Fostering and having them at the Rescue Ranch allows us to get to know each animal, which helps us find the perfect match for their unique personality. In addition, Petco has generously donated space in their Prescott, Arizona store for United Animal Friends’ Kitty City, which has exponentially increased the number of adoptions we are able to accomplish.

How to get started?  Fill out our volunteer application and our foster coordinator will contact you.

Black and Brown Shepherd Collie Mix Breed Dog wearing Orange Vest

Apply to volunteer with United Animal Friends

Apply to volunteer with United Animal Friends.

Hound Mix Resting Paws on Dog Trainer
Brown and Gray Tabby Cat Mix with Blue Leash Resting in Tree
Black and Brown Puppy Resting on White Great Pyrenees Dog

Fostering is one of the most important and rewarding volunteering opportunities in our organization. Fosters take a cat or dog into their home and teach them how to live as part of a loving family, while getting to know the pet’s needs and preferences so we can find their perfect match in an adopter.

UAF pays for medical expenses and can provide food, bedding, toys, crate, litter pan, and leash, if needed. If it’s possible for you to transport your foster animal to and from appointments and adoption events, that is always best. After all, you’ll know your foster animal better than anyone. However, if you can’t do that, UAF has a team of volunteers who can transport and help at adoption events.

We fully respect the bond that naturally forms between the foster parent and the animal, and we rely on the foster parent’s opinion when it comes to placing an animal in an adoptive home. Our volunteers tell us that taking a dog or cat into their home, getting to know them, and helping them find the perfect forever home is one of the most rewarding feelings there is.  A foster parent may shed a tear when saying goodbye to an animal they have fostered, but they walk away knowing that they have saved a life and found the right family for the pet.

Would you like to become a foster home?

Please fill out the volunteer application below and one of our Foster Coordinators will contact you. Or call us at 928-778-2924 and leave a message for us.

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Foster Forms

Apply to volunteer with United Animal Friends

Apply to volunteer with United Animal Friends.

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