Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc. (CARE) depends on a unique and dedicated group of foster volunteers to help us save more lives! CARE does not have a shelter, therefore we can only rescue as many dogs as we have space for in our volunteer foster caregiver network. Foster caregivers are needed. Do be aware that fostering takes time and energy – both emotional and physical. But it also brings the joy of helping a dog in need.
While in your custody, we ask you provide your foster dog affection, food, shelter and socialization to be successfully adopted.
What’s it like to foster for CARE?
Hear first-hand experiences from our dog foster caregivers here!
CARE provides dog foster caregivers:
- All necessary medication and medical care for foster dogs
- Quality food and pet supplies, including beds, toys, crates harnesses and leashes
- Education on how to care for your foster animal
- An experienced dog-foster mentor who will help you with all stages of the fostering and adopting process
- Your current pets must be up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
- Foster caregivers must be able to provide a safe and caring home environment and must have time to provide socializing experiences for their foster dog.
- Foster caregivers showcase their animals at CARE sponsored adoption events and, together with their mentors, show foster animals to potential adopters.
- Be prepared to let go. It can be very difficult to let go once you have become emotionally attached to your foster dog. Know that the love and socialization you give means he/she is more likely to find a forever home! And this opens up room to save the life of another dog in need.