Temporary Foster Homes Sought for Animals, Particularly for Large Dogs

Per Montgomery County:

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is seeking animal lovers to bring pets from the shelter into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption. Every pet that is fostered has a better chance at a happier and healthier life. MCASAC is currently in need of foster homes for large dogs.

To be a foster, the primary caregiver of the foster animal must be at least 18 years old. Foster volunteers should live in the area and be willing to drive to the shelter in Derwood on a regular basis. Fostering may last anywhere from overnight to several months, depending on the pet’s needs. For more information, including how to register, click here.

There are many types of animals that might require foster care. Animals in need of fostering can fall into the following categories:

  • Medium to large adult dogs (small dogs and hypo-allergenic dogs are rarely in need of foster).
  • Moms with nursing kittens or puppies.
  • Orphaned bottle babies or animals too young to be adopted.
  • Animals who are overwhelmed by the daily stressors of shelter life.
  • Animals who have been at the shelter for a long time.
  • SafeKeep Program animals

MCASAC will provide all supplies needed to become a foster home including food, litter, bedding, toys, enrichment items and medical care. Behaviorists are also available for one-on-one consults.

Foster parents are responsible for traveling to and from the shelter for medical care and foster care appointments. The frequency of appointments will vary depending on the reason the animal is being fostered.

For more information about becoming a foster parent for an animal, email [email protected].

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