The Humans & Animals United community relies solely on foster families to help us look after homeless animals. You can help foster a pet at no cost to you because HAAU will cover the cost of food and vet bills! Please help by welcoming a dog into your home and care for them until they are adopted.
Humans & Animals United maintains the constant goal to stop euthanasia of companion animals through animal rescue, fostering and adoption.
We partner with shelters to rescue all types, ages and sizes of mixed and pure breed dogs and other animals from over-crowded shelters throughout the United States. These are animals that would have been at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation. Under-age animals often cannot be maintained in a shelter as they are vulnerable to disease and need special care. During the breeding season many animals are dropped at shelters in record numbers. During this time the public often prefers to adopt young animals, leaving wonderful adult animals at high risk of euthanasia. With our help and the help of other animal welfare agencies, we can re-home as many of them as we have foster homes and funds to serve.
Foster homes provide care and love for these wonderful animals of all ages while we work to find permanent homes. While in foster care, basic healthcare, including spay/neuter is provided for all animals. Animals are socialized and dogs must be exercised and learn basic obedience and crate training so that they will do well in their permanent homes. Behavioral assistance and access to training classes is available and we strongly encourage foster homes to use these resources.
Matching responsible guardians with our animals takes place through a diligent system of public outreach. We carefully interview potential adopters to ensure that the right match is made. Too often animals end up in shelters because they were never a good match for their previous home in the first place. At Humans & Animals United, we look for people who intend to provide a home for the life of the animal and understand what that requires. If you are a first time guardian, we can work with you to find the pet that will work for you. We are always available to answer any questions that may come up.
Do you have more questions about Fostering an animal? Please contact us!