At PCHS our goal is provide animals with shelter while we find their homes. Even though we take in hundreds of animals each year, there are times where we have to turn people away due to not having enough room in the shelter.
But, most importantly we take in animals that require a little extra love and attention. Our foster program is aimed to find volunteers to provide loving, temporary, homes for the animals that need this extra care. This could be kittens that need to be bottle fed, cats or dogs with medical concerns, post-surgical animals, or older animals that just don't do well in a shelter environment after being in a home for so long.
When an animal is in need of foster care, a pre-approved foster family is contacted to care for that animal. The foster parent may be required to bring the animal back to the shelter periodically for check-ups and vaccinations during the time they are fostering. PCHS will provide the foster family with the material needed to foster (food, bowls, litter, blankets, toys, etc.).
While the animal is in the foster program, PCHS will be responsible for all of the animal's medical treatment (including medications and vaccinations).
If you are interested in becoming a foster, the first step is completing our foster application and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by the Foster Coordinator and an interview and home visit will be arranged.