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Become a Foster!

Become a Foster!

Foster parents are a vital part of our organization. Fosters give rescues the experience of a life in a loving home where they learn to establish a positive bond with a home and a family. Additionally, fosters allow for more rescuing as there is more space in the shelter, and we can dedicate our time to more rescues. Meet some of our current foster parents and their dogs!

Mercy and Pamela

Mercy with foster parents

Mercy had been at the shelter for eleven months already! Why, you ask? She’s just a little shy. She’s submissive, and gets along perfectly with other dogs, but is hesitant with people.

When Pamela and her boyfriend visited with the Pre-Veterinarian Association of Inter Metro College, they both met Mercy. Pamela knew this dog should be given a change to get out of the shelter as soon as possible, and made it her mission to see it happen! Mercy went home with her in March.

We have news that Mercy is doing wonderfully at her new home. She has a doggie sibling, and has learned to love the couch. If you are interested in meeting Mercy and possibly giving her a loving forever home, don’t hesitate to fill out our adoption application.

We are sure Pamela will be able to give you tips for helping Mercy become the happy pet she was always meant to be!

Pete and Jean

Pete was found by Mimi roaming in Levittown, PR, where Mimi’s mother lives. When she would visit her mother, Mimi would often see Pete. According to neighbors, he had been there for about 2 months. Mimi began to feed him and listed Pete on Find My Dog. Nobody claimed him.

One day Pete was attacked by another stray, a German Shepard. Pete had deep puncture wounds. Mimi and her mom took in both Pete and the German Shepard (they became good friends). The dogs were vaccinated and neutered. The German Shepard was adopted; Pete remained.

Next thing you know, he’s being fostered by Jean, an attorney living in Santurce, PR.

Jean recently moved to Puerto Rico from Philadelphia, PA. In Philly, Jean has a four-year old rescue joining her in June. She misses dog companionship though! Naturally, she took in Pete. 🙂

He loves his new set-up. Pete is always smiling, and we even found out he’s not a cupcake lover. Strange, right, but good to know he won’t steal your cupcakes.

Join the fun and become a foster yourself!

  • We cover all approved vet costs.
  • We give you a crate, if needed.
  • Your dog friend comes with a collar and leash (exercise is important!)
  • If you need dog food, you get that too!
  • Any medications the dog may be taking, including flea/tick shampoo if needed.
  • We cover all emergency or pre-approved veterinary costs, and will give you the information of the vet we regularly use.
  • We ask you take your foster to any adoption events or veterinary appointments. You can also drop him or her off at the shelter beforehand.
  • Give us prior notice (a week is good) to seek a new foster parent or make room in the shelter if you can no longer care for your foster, or if you are going on vacation and need to leave him/her with us for that time.

Become a foster parent!

  • Take pictures, give updates, and if you post in social media, get that dog up there! This will help us get your foster a forever home sooner– which will make everyone happy 🙂
  • Once there is a potential adoption, we ask that you are available for meet-and-greets with the adopter (or take the dog to the shelter where the dog and the adopter can get to know each other). Any feedback you may have on the adoption being a success is appreciated– you part of the process as well.

We try to get all our rescues into foster homes if able. That way adoption is not such a “new” and perhaps scary experience for a rescue. They’ll already know how to receive love and attention in a home.

Sound good to you? Fill out a foster application today!

And don’t forget to donate, so abandoned pets can continue finding their homes.

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