Fostering Saves Lives
Shelters & Rescues
The San Luis Valley has plenty of awesome shelters and rescues to choose from, should you decide to open your home and heart to a companion animal in need and become a foster!
Upper Rio Grande Animal Society Dba Conour Animal Shelter Is A 501(C)3 Nonprofit, No-Kill Canine Shelter, Located In Monte Vista, Colorado!
If you have ever wondered what it is like to foster a dog, check out this video! Video Courtesy of Upworthy
what is a pet Foster?
As a pet foster parent or family, you provide a temporary home for an animal prior to permanent adoption! Fostering animals for local shelters and rescues is a wonderful and personal way to contribute to saving homeless pets and give back to the community! Dogs are the most common pets needing foster in the San Luis Valley, but some organizations may also need help with cats, rabbits, birds, or even reptiles or farm animals!
Why are Pet fosters needed?
Animal welfare organizations work to place lost, abandoned, abused and relinquished animals in forever homes, which helps relieve overcrowding and reduces an animal’s stress by providing a temporary and supportive safe haven while it awaits permanent adoption.
Shelters and rescues try to match dogs and cats with homes that best fit the needs of both the animal and the pet foster’s lifestyle.
IS PET FOSTERING RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you want to do something to help the animals, fostering can be a ﬂexible, fun and rewarding volunteer job. Here’s why:
- It’s more ﬂexible than volunteer jobs that require you to show up at a speciﬁc time for a certain number of hours.
- It’s a great way to enjoy a pet if you are not in a position to make that lifetime commitment right now. Fostering can be an excellent option for college students or military families.
- Would you like to add a dog or cat to your household, but you’re not sure? Fostering can be a great way to ﬁnd out.
Taking animals into your home, loving them, and then letting them go requires a special kind of person. Your role as a foster parent is to prepare the animal for adoption into a loving home.
If you’re not sure that you’re ready to foster, volunteering with an animal shelter or rescue is a great way to give back and help animals in need!