LynnandJackieFostering is one of the most important and rewarding volunteering opportunities in our organization.  Since we do not have a shelter facility, the number of dogs and cats we can save is determined by the number of foster homes that are available.

Volunteer fosters take a cat or dog into their home and teach them how to live as part of a loving family.  UAF pays for medical expenses and can provide food, bedding, toys, crates, collar 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 will transport and help at adoption events.

Our foster parents provide a critical service by getting to know each animal as an individual, so they can help make the perfect matches between pets and people.  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.  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. 

 ACT4914 editWould you like to become a foster?  Please read the Dog Foster Guidelines or Cat Foster Guidelines for more information.  To begin the process of becoming a dog or cat foster parent, please complete the Dog Foster Home Application or Cat Foster Home Application.  

Foster Coordinator for Dogs: 
Mary C.

Foster Coordinator for Cats: 
Suzy B.