Foster Families Urgently Needed!
Can you open your heart and home to to a shelter dog? Contra Costa Animal Services is FULL and we need your help spreading the word. In order to continue to provide the best care for every dog that comes into our shelter, we need foster homes for some of our larger dogs.
Getting dogs out of the overstimulating shelter environment can make a huge difference in their stress levels. It’s also a great way for them to get some much needed mental and physical exercise while having a great time with new people. There’s no pressure to find an adopter or adopt the dog yourself, but we do hope that by inviting a dog in to your home, you can provide information about the dog’s preferences and maybe some great photos to help promote them for adoption.
- Each animal fostered in a home opens space at the shelters for us to save another animal!
- Preparing a homeless pet for adoption by giving your love, time, and friendship is such a rewarding feeling.
- Fostering gives animals a more comfortable and natural place to thrive because some animals don’t do well in a shelter.
- The addition of a foster animal brings immeasurable richness and joy to the household. Foster animals will repay you for your patience and love by giving back ten times more love of their own. And when they go to their new forever home, your heart will swell with joy. What could possibly be more gratifying than to save a life and create a "happy ever after" ending?
- It’s a great way to meet new people who care about animals.
- Fostering can also provide certain special needs animals with individual attention they may require.
- If you’re not in a position to adopt an animal now, fostering is a great way to see if you are ready for the life-long commitment involved with pet ownership.
What Supplies Do I Need?
We will supply you with everything you need - food, leashes, etc. You just need to provide the love and a home! We do ask that you are a resident of Contra Costa County.
Where Can I Get More Information or Sign Up?
You can find out more and complete the foster application on our website.
Below are just some of the dogs who would love to be in a foster home. There are plenty of others too!