Save a Life Today!
Sometimes just a few extra days can mean the difference between life and death for a dog or a cat on "death row" at animal shelters or on the streets. Our ability to help these animals is limited to the availability of foster homes. If you love animals, please consider opening your heart and home to one that might otherwise die.
The OOTW Foster Care Program is an ever-so-important aspect of our organization but we simply cannot do it without the selfless sacrifice of foster homes/families. We do the very best we can in rescuing as many pets as possible but because we do not have an animal shelter or facility, it is essential that we have approved, loving homes that will care for the many animals in need that we assist each year.
Would you like to help an animal in need by becoming a foster care provider? It's simple. Just fill out the online application, and then click "submit". Once received, we will contact you to discuss your application and our foster care program. Please note that a home visit will be required.
Thank you for your dedication to see every homeless pet find the forever home they deserve.
What is a foster parent?
A volunteer foster parent assists in the rehabilitation of a pet by providing in-home care on a temporary basis until a permanent adoptive home is found. Foster parents provide a clean, safe, loving environment for the pets in their homes.
How long is the foster care commitment?
The length of foster care for each animal varies depending on its needs. Fostering may last from two weeks to several months.
What are the expenses for a foster parent?
OOTW provides and covers the cost of all veterinarian care needed for your foster pet, as long as the pet is taken to an OOTW approved veterinarian clinic. If you choose to use your own veterinarian, we cannot be responsible for the expenses. OOTW furnishes some of the supplies as needed to care for foster pets. This may include food, litter, bedding, toys and other items as needed. Foster parents are to be responsible for the safe transportation of Pet(s) as needed. OOTW is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by a foster pet while it is in the care of a Foster Care Volunteer.
What are the requirements for foster parents?
Prospective adult foster parents must complete an application, agree to the "Code of Conduct" and a personal interview with an OOTW Representative. Home inspections are conducted next.
Things to consider
When outside, puppies and dogs must be supervised in an enclosed yard or on leash. Kittens and cats much be kept indoors at all times.
Fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.
With your help, we will be able to save more lives and ensure that those rescued will have the chance to find the home of their dreams!
Foster Care Application & Terms
Code of Ethics and Conduct Policy