Be a FOTAS Foster Family
Friends of the Animal Shelter is looking for caring volunteers to provide foster homes for cats, kittens, dogs or puppies from the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Time in the foster home can generally be as short as three days to as long three months.
The potential reasons for placing animals in a temporary home can vary. For example, an animal needs a break from the stress of being in the shelter environment; more socialization with people or other animals; or just time to recover from surgery so they can become more adoptable. It may also involve a litter of kittens or pups who are too young to be at the shelter; or a mom and litter who need a quieter, more comfortable home before they are ready to be adopted.
Foster families vary from a single person to a larger family with children and multiple pets. We all have fun and feel the satisfying rewards from helping an animal transition to a permanent home. Foster families try to come together at least once a year to share stories and ideas that helped the animals get adopted.
If you are interested in becoming approved as a foster parent, our foster parent application is available as a Word document or an Adobe PDF file.
The basic requirements are a suitable environment, time and resources to help an animal find a good home, and love. Soon after your application is received, a home inspection will be scheduled.
Help the animals who need it the most! E-mail FOTAS foster coordinator Diane Novak for more information and include the word "Foster" in your e-mail subject line. Or leave a message for the FOTAS volunteer coordinator at 541.944.2021.
Thank you for showing interest in helping our four-legged friends find FURever homes.