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Why Foster

Do you like responsible pet ownership?

Fostering an animal with PACT for Animals is a truly unique and rewarding experience. The owner has asked friend after friend, and all their neighbors and family, but has found no one who can care for their best friend while they are away, and they often contact us heartbroken and scared. Their animals are darlings, well-trained and well-behaved, but are faced with the uncertain future of a shelter- where their owner will never see them again- simply because their owner does not have “animal-friendly” friends or relatives who can foster their pet.

Our Military and Hospital Foster programs are unique in that our animals are already members of loving homes, who have human companions that love and care for them and do not want to lose their beloved pets because of a temporary crisis. No soldier should have to sacrifice their pet to a call of duty. No one should have to lose their best friend forever because of a temporary illness today.

Do you believe in supporting our military service members and critically ill?

When you offer to foster a companion animal for PACT, you are not only saving the life of an animal, you are saving the heart of their best friend. Meeting someone whos life you have just turned upside-down by saving their beloved companion from the shelter, and promising to return their furry family to them in a few months time, can be one of the best moments of your life- until you witness the reunion, when the military service person or recovered hospital patient walks through your front door and neither of them can contain their joy. Remember how important letters at camp were to you as a child? Those will not be half as important as the letters you send to a deployed soldier or a cancer patient who reads your stories of their best friend romping with the neighbor children and is reminded of the happiness that waits for them, and what they are fighting for.

Would you like to help beloved companion animals stay with their Best Friends, and out of shelters?

To care for an Animal In Need from PACT is to support the unique love that springs up between a person and their pet. We all know that the unexpected can happen- sickness, accidents, the fickle hearts of friends and family- but when you see the incredible smile of the animal you have been fostering, and the tears streaking down their owners grateful face, you will know why we support the human/animal bond, and why we foster for PACT, and why you will do it again in a heartbeat.

  • You choose to foster for the length of time you can commit. Unlike fostering through animal shelters, a PACT Foster Parent has a solid date when they know the animal will go back to a loving home that is grateful to have them back.
  • You choose the breed, size, gender, needs, and temperament. We give our fosters the flexibility to detail exactly what they are comfortable with, and carefully match our animals with the Foster Family’s specifications.
  • Gain a loving companion, a new playmate for your pet, and the knowledge that you have saved an animal from losing his best friend and disappearing into the shelter system.
  • Make friends that will last a lifetime. Foster Families build an ongoing relationship with both the foster animal and their human companion. Fosters have the right to visit their foster animal after they return to their owner, to reduce separation shock on both sides. Because of this, the Owners and Foster Families form a bond with each other that is unique, and the owners are often “adopted” into the Foster Family as well as their animal, staying in touch and sharing holiday dinners long after the foster term has ended.

We are available 24/7 to support our foster homes, should they have any questions or concerns about their foster animals, and often help with foster needs such as professional training help, emergency food and supplies, pet boarding, veterinary work, spay/neutering, and more.

Sign up today to make a new friend, support our troops, support patients in need and worried families in hospitals keep their beloved best friends happy and healthy through a time of crisis. You can make a real difference in the lives of animals and families in need, today!

Apply be a PACT Animal Foster Parent by filling out our form HERE.

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