THINKING OF FOSTERING?
Fostering is a wonderful and rewarding experience!
What is a foster parent?
A pet foster parent provides in-home care for a cat until they can be adopted. Fostering requires someone who can provide a nurturing home for cat, bond with them, and help get them well and socialize them until a permanent, loving, home can be found. Sometimes the foster home is the first stable and loving environment these animals have ever experienced. The foster home also helps us evaluate the animal so we can provide as much information as possible to help us place them in the right adoptive home. The time involved is usually between 2 weeks and two months.
What does it cost me?
All you need to provide is love, safety, and security! TreeTops covers all the cats medical care and will pay for food, toys, crates, and leashes as needed. Everything is provided.
It is actually helpful if you have other pets since we can evaluate the foster animal with other animals. In addition, many animals enjoy the company of a foster pet, and having a "pack" to belong to, often helps the rescue animal adjust faster. But before you bring a foster animal home, consult with your veterinarian to make sure your own pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
I already own a dog and/or a cat. Can I still foster?
(to you from all your rescue animals)
I would've died that day if not for you.
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would've used my teeth and claws in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted
skin that isn't flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me...
You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other animals like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room...to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.