How to Foster

Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned, abused, and neglected companion animals. Because Twin Cities Pet Rescue is a 100% foster home-based rescue we are only able to rescue animals for which we have an available foster home. Foster homes are needed for dogs, cats, and small animals of all types and ages.

Why Foster?

When you foster, you save a life.

We rescue animals from high-kill impounds, over-crowded shelters, puppy mills, and situations of abuse and neglect. Many of these animals would otherwise be euthanized if they were not rescued. We are only able to rescue animals for which we have an available foster home.

Fostering entails opening your home and heart to a companion animal in-need. There is no cost to you, other than your time. Twin Cities Pet Rescue provides all the supplies, support, and vetting for our foster animals. We ask you to provide a structured, safe, and loving home for the foster animal until a “furever” home is found.

As a foster home, you also provide:

  • Transportation for your foster animal to vet appointments, adoption events, or meet and greets
  • Training and socializing for your foster animal
  • Information and updates to Twin Cities Pet Rescue about your foster animal

 

DOG FOSTERING PROCESS

To foster a dog from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, you must:

  1. Complete an online foster home application. Your form will be reviewed by one of our foster coordinators. We will respond to your foster home application within 72 hours.
  2. Complete a home visit. If your application to foster is accepted, a home visit is then scheduled and completed.
  3. Begin Fostering! After a home visit is complete, you can begin fostering and helping to save the life of a dog in need.

Questions about dog fostering? Email dogs@twincitiespetrescue.org.

CAT FOSTERING PROCESS

To foster a cat from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, you must:

  1. Complete an online foster home application. Your form will be reviewed by one of our foster coordinators. We will respond to your foster home application within 72 hours.
  2. Complete a home visit. If your application to foster is accepted, a home visit is then scheduled and completed.
  3. Begin Fostering! If your application to foster is accepted, you can begin fostering and helping to save the life of a cat in need.

Questions about cat fostering? Email cats@twincitiespetrescue.org.

SMALL ANIMAL FOSTERING PROCESS

To foster a small animal from Twin Cities Pet Rescue, you must:

  1. Complete an online foster home application. Your form will be reviewed by one of our foster coordinators. We will respond to your foster home application within 72 hours.
  2. Complete a home visit. If your application to foster is accepted, a home visit is then scheduled and completed.
  3. Begin Fostering! If your application to foster is accepted, you can begin fostering and helping to save the life of a small animal in need.

Because we don’t have many small animals our cat team also handles all small animal fostering. Questions about fostering a small animal? Email cats@twincitiespetrescue.org.