Foster Parents provide temporary care to North Shore Animal League America animals in their home. It is a life changing experience for the animals and a rewarding one for the humans!
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a foster parent? In this video, North Shore Animal League America spokesperson and volunteer Beth Stern and her husband Howard share their first experience caring for six orphaned kittens and finding them their perfect adopters.
Love animals and live in the New York Metro area?
Consider fostering with us!
Here are just a few of the special pets who are part of our Foster Program. These can be pets recovering from surgery, timid pets in need of a patient Foster parent to guide them out of their shell, even newborns form our Nursery in need of socialization and a loving place to grow.
About the Foster Program
Fostering is providing temporary care for an animal in your home.
Animal League America regularly rescues animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to a lack of space, medical or age related issues at other shelters. Our fosters not only help the animal they are fostering, but they also help save countless other animals by providing the added space needed to bring more animals into the shelter!
There are a wide variety of canines and felines looking for foster homes, such as:
- Kittens and puppies that are too young for adoption
- Cats and dogs recovering from surgery, illness, or injury that need a place to heal
- Newly rescued or other animals that are not thriving in the shelter environment
- Cats and dogs with special needs (both behavioral and/or medical)
- Senior cats and dogs looking for a home to spend their retirement
- Cat and dog nursing litters that need a quiet home to thrive