Fostering an animal is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do.  Because SALDEA does not have a shelter, we rely on people like you who are willing to take care of an animal until it finds its forever home.  We are strongly committed to the foster care model because it provides critically important individual attention to each animal, and helps that animal transition successfully into home life.  SALDEA covers all costs for the animal: food, medications, vet visits, cat litter, and all supplies.  All you provide is love.

Some things to think about:

  • Many of our rescued animals are sick or have been seriously abused.  Do you feel comfortable working with vulnerable animals?
  • Do you prefer to work with dogs or cats?  Do you prefer kittens or puppies, or adults only?
  • SALDEA does not pay salaries for the care of animals, but will cover all costs related to the animal.
  • We are in constant touch with foster families, and provide logistical and moral support.
  • Dogs MUST live inside the house with you as part of the family, so they will be well socialized.  Foster homes MUST have a securely fenced yard for dogs to spend some outside time.
  • Cats MUST be kept indoors at all times for their protection and so they are easy to locate.
  • Are you able to drive the foster animal to vet appointments and adoption events?

If you would like to foster with us, please fill out the form on this page and tell us about what you would like to do, what types of animals you are interested in fostering, and how we can support you.  We will contact you to set up an appointment to visit you.

Fostering