What is foster care?
Foster care is an alternative for those who cannot make a long-term commitment to a pet, but would still like to help homeless pets in need. The only requirement is that you are able to provide a loving, caring home for a minimum of one week.
Fostering a pet is an extremely rewarding experience. Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue provides all medical care and when necessary, basic needs for your foster care pet including food, bowls, crate, and litter when available.
Why the foster care program so important
Proverbs 12:10 regularly rescues animals from shelters who would be euthanized. We also accept surrenders from owners who can no longer provide a loving home for the pet, as well as those found along side the road or left out in the woods.
We do not have a shelter!
We rely on fosters to provide supportive homes for our rescued animals until we can find a permanent home for the pet. Unfortunately, due to the lack of fosters, we have had to resort to boarding some of our dogs. The cost of boarding is prohibitive. The money that we do have is desperately needed to cover medical expenses. We are one of the few rescues that will accept those requiring extensive medical treatments such as amputations, heartworm treatments, dental and eye surgeries, tumor treatments, etc..
If you can foster for even just one week, it is a tremendous help and allows us to rescue more animals. However, whenever possible we like our pets to remain with their foster until adopted so they can experience the stability of family life which will help them adjust into their adoptive families more easily. We also appreciate feedback on your foster pet so we can become more aware of their needs to ensure a perfect fit with their forever family.
Fostering does not give you the right to select your fosters adoptive family, although we do consider your opinions about the family. It does not give you the right to re-home your foster pet while in your care for any reason.
Should you feel hesitant to foster, whether the reason is not understanding the needs of the pet or the possibility of becoming too attached, we are available to provide whatever support we can to assist you in this process. We understand how quickly they capture your heart, however knowing you are saving the life of this one animal is truly a rewarding experience.
Please don’t pass up this opportunity.
We hold ADOPTION DAY at the Bellevue Petco (7657 Hwy 70 South) every Saturday and you will need to bring the pet by 10:45 AM. If it is not adopted (providing you can continue to foster), please pick it up by 3:45 PM. We are a 501(c) non-profit, therefore your mileage is tax deductible.
If you are interested in fostering, click on the link below to complete the Foster/Adoption Application. Make the appropriate distinction (FOSTER ONLY) on the Adoption Application.
Should you decide you want to adopt your foster pet, please contact us ASAP to begin the adoption review process - being a foster does not guarantee we will approve an application to adopt.
Please tell your friends and co-workers about our need for fosters! Download a flyer that you can place at your worksite or vet's office.