What is Fostering?
Fostering is when you host a pet in your home temporarily, while we seek a permanent, loving home. Basically, you do what you do for your own pets- just for one more, happy little face!
We provide the vetting care and costs, and just about everything you need. We don’t want finances to stand in the way of you being able to save lives. Food can most often be provided, though generous donations from supporters and partnering pet stores. Basically, helping these pets really costs you nothing- and the rewards are endless! You will be amazed that the life changed by fostering a pet, may very well be your own.
People often think if they have a pet already, or kids, they cannot foster- this simply isn’t true! Most of our fosters have more than one pet, and many have kids…fostering is a great experience for kids, teaching them empathy and generosity…they learn how to give and think about others in a new way…one that stays with them forever! We’ve seen one kid cry once…the adults however are a bit more emotional!
Many people ask how we can do this, without getting too attached, or being sad- but it’s exactly because we love the animals that much that we do this work! To us it is far more sad when animals stay in our care too long- then when they find loving homes quickly- it means no one sees them the way we do; no one loves them as we do…that’s what makes us sad! Watching your foster pet go to their new home is like giving the best present you can give- the happy family, full of smiles will be all the convincing you need.
Motley Zoo can only help animals that we have foster homes ready and available for- YOU determine who we can help. Of course we want that to be as many animals as possible- start your journey of saving lives today, and we’ll guide you down this rewarding path of self discovery!