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Foster Home Program


The goal of the PAWS Foster Parent Program is to provide a safe and loving environment for friendly kittens, puppies, dogs, and cats until they are adopted.  The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months.


The rewards of being a Foster Parent are many. They include offering a kitten, puppy, cat or dog a second chance and the added benefit of receiving the love and attention right back from the animal you nurture. 


*  PAWS does not have a shelter facility.  Most of the cats and dogs that find their way to our door are homeless and the faster we can get them into a loving home, even a temporary foster home, the more secure the cat or dog will feel.


*  Foster parents provide a sick and injured cat or dog with the additional time, medication, and space they need to recover. This may include time to recover from emotional, fear, or stress based situations that the cat or dog may have encountered in the past. 


*  Extremely young animals such as kittens and puppies, which are not yet weaned, require special attention. Unweaned orphans require a serious commitment since they have special needs such as diet and frequent feeding schedules. One of the greatest rewards of nurturing these young animals is knowing that you are giving them a great start in life. 


*  Foster Parents provide us with invaluable information about the foster pet's temperament and training, making it easier to match the animal with an appropriate adoptive home.



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