Why Foster

Many of our animals would benefit greatly from the hands-on care and TLC provided by short-term foster parents. 

Nothing is better than the interaction a pet receives in a home, and there are many situations that cause an animal to need a temporary foster home, such as:

  • They may have come from an abusive/neglectful situation and the calm loving environment of a foster home encourages them to heal physically and emotionally.
  • The shelter is out of space and wants to continue saving lives from animal control facilities.
  • Pregnant moms with babies need time to allow the babies to grow and develop. Many times a spare bathroom or bedroom for a mother and her babies is all that is needed.
  • The animal is a senior citizen in his or her golden years and shelter life is too stressful. 
  • Special needs animals may need medication, rest from a surgery or procedure, or may have physical disabilities.
  • Puppies and kittens have weak immune systems and it is better they stay isolated while they get their vaccinations.
  • Pets who are going on transport to northern rescues may need a couch to crash on for a week or two while they wait for the transport date.

Furkids will provide the training, supplies and veterinary care.

All you have to do is provide a loving, clean and safe environment!

We are your lifeline when you have questions, concerns, or just want to share how amazing your foster pet is! We LOVE photos and stories of how well they're doing with you! A lot of the time, it's the foster's photos and stories that catch the eye of a potential adopter on social media. With your help, we can do meet and greets with adopters at any of our facilities to see if they're a good match for your foster animal! We even hold special events to access a wider audience of prospective adopters. By joining our foster team, you become an integral part of an animal's path to success!

Apply Today

To join the foster pets program, please complete our short application below. Our foster home team will contact you to discuss your environment and lifestyle and what might be the best fit for you. They will also arrange your home check, as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. You will then be placed on a distribution list for periodic emails sent to foster parents to advise which animals currently need fostering. You will be added to the list and if you see an animal you would be interested in fostering, just reply to the email!

“Of all of the things I do for Furkids, by far, the most rewarding is fostering. The first step in a rescue is to get the dogs out of the kill shelter – every rescue does that. The last step in rescue is to adopt a dog to a qualified home that meets our standards – many rescues do that. The middle step – that’s what makes our group special. We take the dogs into our homes and show them love in a family setting. We get to know them, we pamper them, we let them know that they have a family, and everything is going to be ok. That’s what makes us special; that’s why I have been with this group for so long; that’s why I love Furkids. Please consider fostering a dog today – it’s the key to who we are as a rescue.” – Don R.