A pet can bring joy and laughter to a home. Studies also show that pets encourage people to exercise more, enhance family relationships, promote social interaction and improve emotional health. The simple act of petting a dog or cat has even been proven to lower blood pressure.
If you're interested in welcoming a pet in to your home but are unable to commit to full-time ownership, you can become a foster parent. By fostering a dog or cat, you'll socialize it and offer the animal a loving home until a more permanent place to live is available.
Foster parents provide basic care and a safe home. The Pet Adoption Center will assist you by providing all veterinary care for the animal and by contributing additional food and care supplies. Depending on the animal, fostering can last from several days to a few months.
For information on our Foster Program, please call (636) 949-PETS or complete our online application.