Foster Program

There are many ways to help the animals

become a foster home

Becoming a WorcesterARL foster parent is a life-saving experience for animals and a rewarding experience for families. It is one of the most helpful, heartfelt things you could possibly do for a homeless companion animal. As a foster, you provide a temporary loving home for a shelter pet while he or she finds a forever home. Many of the animals in our care have lived difficult lives and fosters are essential to showing these animals what it means to trust, feel safe, and experience comfort. Foster homes are also beneficial for animals recovering from injuries or surgery, and for animals that struggle with shelter life. It’s a very stressful environment for sensitive animals, and the love and stability of a temporary home often make a huge difference to these animals.

Whether your foster is with you for several days or several months, the knowledge that you helped immensely will last a lifetime.

The length of time for foster care varies from several days to several months. WARL retains ownership of the animal and is responsible for its medical care. Shelter staff are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

If you would like to learn more about the WARL Foster program, email info@worcesterarl.org.

Save an animal’s life

Fostering is a life-saving experience for animals and an enriching experience for families. Children learn compassion, patience, and responsibility. Adults caught up in busy schedules undergo a change from having to find time to focus on an animal’s needs to wanting to spend even more time with the animal. The majority of foster animals are kittens with or without their moms. We also need foster homes for animals recovering from injuries or surgery, and for animals that can’t tolerate shelter life. It’s a very stressful environment for sensitive animals, and the love and stability of a temporary home often make a huge difference to these animals.

What to know & How to become a foster parent

The length of time for foster care varies from a couple days to a few months. WARL retains ownership of the animal and is responsible for its medical care. Shelter staff is available 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

If you would like to become a foster parent, you can complete an application by clicking the button below!

If you have any questions about the volunteer program, contact info@worcesterarl.org.

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