“You Don’t Have a Shelter?”

We Foster!

That’s a question I get all the time at adoption events. The public is often surprised that Paws For Life operates without a physical shelter for our animals. "You don’t send them back to animal control if they aren't adopted?" they ask.

I'm always pleased to respond that although most of the cats and dogs in our program are pulled from animal-control-operated shelters, we will never put them back there again. Our one-hundred percent volunteer-run organization ensures that each adoptable cat and dog in our program lives with a foster. Without a physical Paws For Life owned building, we solely rely on our fosters to care and house our animals. Each additional foster home we have means more cats and dogs can be rescued.

Do you have a space to temporarily home one of our adoptable pets? We provide all vetting and supplies for the animals and ask that you bring your foster to at least two adoption events per month so they can be seen by potential adopters. Your kindness and care is key to helping them transition from shelter life to forever homes.

For more information on how to help save more loving, sweet cats and dogs, discover how you can become a foster, or learn about other ways to get involved with Paws For Life.

~ Melissa Jeglinski
Spread our cause, save some paws!

3 thoughts on ““You Don’t Have a Shelter?”

  1. Dana Lotz says:

    well said thank you Melissa, we rely on people in our community to be foster moms and dads to unwanted and stray dogs and cats in our area. As of today we have 6 surrender/stray dogs in need and a full FCAC shelter! Our dog team would love to have more fosters even if it is just for vacations or 3 wks at a time for transport dogs. We need you!!

  2. Melissa Newsome says:

    I just became a foster in December and I will say, this is an amazing group of leaders/volunteers who are very passionate about the welfare of animals. They are strict, but in a good way because they have seen so much and they make sure these furbabies go to great homes…if you truly, genuinely care about animals, please consider fostering or volunteering because paws for life is not just about saving a life but finding the best forever home for each animal rescued.

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