Foster Opportunities

Foster Opportunities Include:

Weekend Warrior: Our Weekend Warrior program allows you to take a dog out of the shelter for the weekend. This is a great opportunity for a shelter dog to get some quality time away from the shelter. Weekend Warrior is a great option for someone looking to help foster an animal with a shorter time commitment. The information that you learn about the animal, even after a few days, helps us better match the animal with potential adopters. 
Time Commitment: 4 days 

Dog Fostering: Many dogs in our care are happy, healthy and ready to find their forever home. But some do not acclimate well to shelter life, therefore a foster home is their best option to set them up for success in finding their forever home. All our dogs need from you is a comfy place to stay, lots of love while they wait for their forever home. Foster parents must be willing to bring dogs to adoption appointments.
Time Commitment: until adoption   

Adult Cat Fostering: Like our dogs, many cats in our care are happy, healthy and just waiting for their forever home. But some do not acclimate well to shelter life. Some need a little extra socialization help. All our cats need from you is a comfy place to stay and lots of love while they wait for their forever home. Foster parents must be willing to bring cats to adoption appointments.
Time Commitment: until adoption 

Kitten Fostering: This is an area the shelter has the greatest need for fosters. During the Spring and Summer months, we see an influx in kittens entering our shelter. Many of which are very young and not ready for adoption. Our kitten foster parents provide a space in their home for the kittens to grow, learn social skills and develop strong healthy immune systems.
Time Commitment: birth to 2 months   

Fospice (Foster and Hospice): Sometimes we have animals that have a medical condition that will significantly shorten their lifespan. In situations like these, we would prefer that the animal spend their time in a loving home instead of a shelter. Being a fospice parent can be emotionally challenging but can be equally rewarding. All medical care is provided by Forsyth County Animal Shelter.
Time Commitment: situationally dependent   

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For more information on our Foster Opportunities or to apply to be a Forsyth County Forsyth Family, please email foster@forsythco.com. The shelter’s website is www.forsythco.com/animalshelter. The shelter can be reached at 678-965-7185 and the Program Coordinator can be reached at 678-965-7197.