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Information on Becoming a Foster Home

What is a foster home?    
Our "foster homes" are volunteers working with the organization to facilitate housing for rescued animals in a normal environment so they are not boarded in a kennel.  These caring individuals give their own time and love to "recondition" these pets so that they can be placed in loving "Forever Homes" as quickly as possible. 

What does a foster volunteer do?      
Some of the responsibilities of a person fostering one of our animals are the daily care, feeding, grooming, etc. of the animal.  Fosters can also be instrumental in socializing these animals with other pets and/or children, and providing insight into the overall temperament of the animal.  Fosters who are interested in doing so can be further involved by assisting with crate training, leash training and basic obedience training of the animals in their care.

What does it cost to be a foster volunteer?   
Precious Paws Rescue takes care of any veterinary costs associated with the animal's care, however the foster may be responsible for transporting the animal to/from the clinic where care is to be given, if their time and schedule permits.  Precious Paws is generally able to provide food donations to the foster home, so even daily feeding is not an expense to the foster volunteer.

We exercise great care in providing the best possible environment for each of our animals, both while in foster care and in selection of their "Forever Home". 

If you are interested in becoming a foster for one of our animals, please email us.

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Why Foster?   Read This ...


Had I not made the decision to participate in rescue, I would never have had the chance to meet him.

If I had sat here comfortably in my home and said "I already have four dogs and I know that I couldn't take in another - even on a temporary basis," I would never have met this dog.

Yes, it takes time to rescue and foster... but who gave me time in the first place?   And why or what was the reason I was given Time? To fill my own needs? 

Or was there another reason ever so small and seemingly insignificant,
like rescuing this one dog that could make a difference in another's life?

Perhaps to add joy, hope, help and companionship to another who is in need?

With great sadness, I sat down on a footstool in my kitchen this morning and watched ... as this foster dog bounced back into the house and skidded across the floor to sit ever so perfectly in front of me. 

He was the picture of health, finally.  
He was all smiles for me...and I smiled back at his happy face. Deep in his eyes, the storm clouds of illness and generalized poor health had blown away, and the clear light of his perfection radiated out from his beautiful soul. 

He holds no ill will toward man. 

He forgives us all.

I thought to myself as I impressed this one last long look of him into my heart, what a very fine creature you have created. 

Tears slowly pooled and spilled over my cheekbones as the deeper realization of how wonderful this dog is sank into my internal file cabinet of Needful Things to Remember. 

Lord, he's a dog - but he's a better human being than I am.

He has forgives quickly. Would I do the same?  He passionately enjoys the simple things in life, and I have often overlooked them.

He accepts change and gets on with his life, while I fuss and worry about change.
He lives today and loves today, while I often dwell in the past or worry about the future. He loves no matter what.  I am not that free.

This very lovely dog has gone to his new home today and already I miss him. 
Thank you for bringing this dog into my life. And thank you for the beautiful
and tender lesson on how to be a better human.

-Author Unknown