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~ Animal Foster Program ~ 



Thank you for your interest in becoming an NFSAW foster parent. NFSAW is hoping to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome more animals because of this program.  Our shelter is small and there are so many animals who need our help.  You will play a very important role in helping to saving more lives.

Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies in their own homes.  Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for up to two months.

By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home.  NFSAW is always looking for additional foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.


Animals Who May Benefit from Foster Care

Any animal we have either at the shelter or in transport can benefit from foster care, but some may need special attention:

  • Shy or fearful animals that need socialization

  • Mother cats or dogs with nursing kittens or puppies

  • Orphaned kittens and puppies needing to be bottle-fed

  • Under-aged, self-feeding kittens and puppies (4-8 weeks old)

  • Animals recovering from injury or illness (may need medication)

  • Healthy adult animals that need a break from life at the shelter

  • Animals that are mildly sick and may need medication

  • Animals that would benefit from home-to-home adoption


NFSAW provides all veterinary care and medicine for foster animals as well as supplies you will need in your home..  We will work with you and our Foster Care Coordinators are always willing to help you with any questions you may have!  

Kitten Care Booklet