Benefits of Fostering
You are saving a life! By fostering, you make it possible for CCAD to rescue a dog or cat from a crowded shelter where they might be euthanized. Without foster homes to provide temporary care for dogs and cats, we are 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 or cat’s personality, CCAD 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. By fostering, you have a chance to see whether or not adopting is right for your family. Maybe providing temporary foster care will turn out to be a better fit 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 their pent-up energy, frustration, aggression, or boredom grows. 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 of the necessary veterinary care expenses for your foster and can also provide food and other supplies if needed. We will support you every step of the way.
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! Thank you for making a difference!