Registration is open for the We Foster Huddles

The countdown to the We Foster Huddles is on! With the first huddle just two weeks away, now is the time to register and save the date(s). Each Wednesday in April at 11aPT/2pET, we’ll be huddling about different fostering practices for 60 minutes. You only have to register once to access all four huddles live… Learn More

17 national organizations come together for the We Foster Challenge

When 17 (yes, SEVENTEEN) national animal welfare organizations from around the country come together for one single challenge, you know it’s an important one! That’s the case with the We Foster Challenge, a challenge that is all about being inclusive and utilizing foster care to help keep more people and pets together. Because by fostering… Learn More

I foster. You foster. We all foster. A new Challenge is coming!

We all know the incredible bond that humans and pets have and the importance of keeping them together. Foster care is a powerful way to achieve that. That’s what the We Foster Challenge is all about! By participating in the Challenge this May, you’ll grow your foster base to help keep pets with people and out of… Learn More

Holiday fostering resources for your animal shelter or rescue organization

This post originally ran in December 2019 during the Foster Express Challenge period. These resources are a great jumping off point to start or expand your foster offerings.   Whether you are participating in our Foster Express Challenge or simply thinking about offering a holiday fostering program, we have everything you need to get you… Learn More

Want a silent night at your animal shelter this season? Try holiday fostering!

This post originally ran in December 2018, but we think it’s as relevant as ever. This year is the perfect time to bring back, start or expand your holiday fostering offerings.   Organizations across the country are getting dogs out of the shelter and into homes for the holidays through foster care. Holiday foster initiatives… Learn More

How one rescue organization recruited 75 foster caregivers in one day

One Tail at a Time, based in Chicago, IL, was in a tough spot. Their shelter partners were quickly filling to capacity and were asking for help. At the same time, they were experiencing a drop in new fosters and foster placements due to vacations, returning to work and other factors. “With scheduled transports and our commitment to our… Learn More

5 strategies for keeping your foster base strong

It happens everywhere: foster caregivers fall in love with a pet they’re fostering, and some are unable to continue fostering after they adopt. In fact, research shows that nearly half of foster caregivers end up adopting their foster pet at some point.  This can be a great thing, since knowing how the pet behaves in one’s home… Learn More

6 tips for recruiting fosters for pets with behavioral needs 

Finding foster caregivers for pets who have behavioral needs can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are six strategies animal welfare organizations across the country are using to do just this!    1. Prioritize “unicorn” fosters who have ideal home set-ups for some of your more challenging pets (people who don’t have children or other pets). Be responsive and treat… Learn More

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