Foster

FOSTER

Love dogs and cats but not quite ready to commit to another full-time companion? Perhaps you’d like to be a foster parent to one of our newly rescued animals! While we search for permanent homes for our animals, we rely on foster homes to provide them with a comfortable but temporary place to stay. This is a VERY important part of saving an animal’s life. Without foster homes, we cannot save these animals.

Some people worry that it’ll be too hard to say goodbye, but don’t stress – we only send our dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to the very best permanent homes, and many of our foster parents keep in touch with the new owners. And besides, the rewards that you receive for saving a life and opening your heart and home to an animal in need will far outweigh the momentary sadness you may feel when you send an animal off to the home of their dreams.

The fostering process is as follows:

We give you a call when we are in need of a foster for a certain animal. You will then tell us if you are able to take the animal on. If you can and a home check has been done, then we will ask you to collect unless we are in the area. We supply everything you need, from food and bedding to medical care. Fostering will be of no financial cost to you, unless you specifically wish to contribute.

During this foster period, the animal might need to go to the vet for a check-up or come to the office for the next vaccine. We have designated vets that we use that offer us welfare rates therefore we only use these vets, and we rely on foster parents to make sure they attend appointments.

We have certain adoption days where we would ask you to bring the animal in order to show him/her off to better their chances of being adopted. We will let you know when these are happening.

Our animals will be networked on our website and social media platforms by us, but you are welcome to help us network your foster pet for their new forever-home.  Adoption procedures, terms and conditions apply.

The more fosters we have, the more animals we can save, so if you can help, please contact our adoptions officer on 021 510 7360 or email adoptions@africantails.co.za

Please click here to download Foster Application Form