Chesapeake Cats and Dogs: A life of love and dignity for all animals

 Foster

Volunteer | Foster Application

FOSTER_AGREEMENT-page-001We are in constant need of foster families for: dogs, kittens, and special needs cats! We currently have several dogs waiting at Dandyland Pet Care Center in Centreville for a foster or forever home!

Please click here to see a full list of dogs who need foster homes, as well as special needs cats that would benefit from being in a foster home, or call us at 410-643-9955 for more information.

Foster Application:

Please fill out our foster application online by clicking here, or download our foster application below. If you need assistance, please email us.

Urgent Foster Needs:

  • FANCY: DSC_0106Fancy is a joyful dog who loves people! She is a 4-year-old American Bulldog who has lived her life in a shelter environment. She is currently working with a trainer 3-4 times a week to provide her with the skills she needs to be a calm, well-trained pup. She is an A+ student! Currently Fancy would do best in a quiet home as the only pet. She is smart, happy, and extremely loving, and would love to brighten your home with her joy and love! Please contact us at (410) 758-4555 (Ginny at Dandyland) for more information about FOSTERING or ADOPTING Fancy!
  • BOSS HOG: Boss Hog lost his home when his owner died and no one in the family was able to take him in. Very gentle and affectionate, Boss Hog is a special declawed dude with chronic medical issues who needs a home able to monitor his diet and litter box use. He promises he will love you forever if you give him a chance! His adoption donation has been SPONSORED! He gets along with other cats as well; as long as your home could accomodate his dietary needs, he would love a home with feline friends! Please give this loving and snuggly charmer the home he so deserves. Please contact us at Tania@ChesapeakeCats.com for more information about FOSTERING or ADOPTING Boss Hog!
Please click here to see a full list of dogs who need foster homes, as well as special needs cats that would benefit from being in a foster home, or call us at 410-643-9955 for more information.

Benefits of Fostering:

  • You are saving a life! By fostering, you make it possible for CCAD to rescue a dog or cat from a kill-facility. Without foster homes to provide temporary care for dogs and cats, CCAD is limited in the number of homeless animals we are able to rescue.
  • Through the socialization and home environment you provide, you increase that animal’s chance of being adopted! As you learn about the dog’s and/or cat’s personality, our rescue group is better able to place them in permanent homes. This is a wonderful gift you can give to people looking to adopt.
  • Your own pet will learn more social skills and have a temporary companion and playmate! It’s a good way to see if you are ready for an additional pet. It’s not always clear whether an additional pet would fit in with your family at the present time. With fostering, you have a chance to see whether or not adopting is right for your family. Maybe providing temporary foster care is better for you.
  • The dog or cat gets to live with your family rather than at a shelter! Animals get stressed from shelter conditions. With time, many cats and dogs develop psychological issues as pent-up energy, frustration, aggression or boredom builds. Home environments and one-on-one attention prevent this.
  • Fostering lets you actively participate in the rehabilitation of a traumatized or needy animal! Due to the attention and security you give them in your home, your foster can become very different—less timid and less emotionally or physically injured.
  • It’s a way to help without spending much money! CCAD is responsible for ALL the necessary veterinary care expenses for your foster. We will support you every step of the way.
  • Any volunteering makes a person feel good! Fostering is a way to give back to your community. If you love animals, there is nothing more rewarding than helping a homeless dog or cat.
  • Fostering teaches children about compassion, generosity, and responsibility!

There are MANY other reasons to consider becoming a foster, but most of all, fostering is incredibly satisfying! The day your foster finds their perfect forever home is a day of rejoicing and knowing that they wouldn’t be where they are without all of your efforts and affection!

Fill out this form to apply to foster an animal with CCAD! Thank you for making a difference!