Volunteer foster families help EAS provide temporary, in-home care to shelter animals who are underage, sick, injured, in need of socialization, or may need a break from the shelter. If you are interested in learning more come by the shelter or contact us at 386-402-7476.
Foster Cats or Kittens
Foster Dogs or Puppies
If you are interested in fostering one of our pets, please read the foster guidelines and complete the online foster application
EAS determines the criteria for fostering and decides which animals are eligible for foster care. EAS staff will inform you of any medical treatments to be administered, the anticipated length of the foster-care period, the objectives of each placement (restoring to health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have.
You will be expected to keep the animal safe and secure, return it to EAS when requested to do so, and not promise the animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. EAS retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care and will make all decisions regarding the adoption & placement of the animals fostered.
The foster parent is responsible for transporting the animals to and from EAS for veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, etc.
EAS takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animal’s health, behavior, or actions.
Thank you for your generosity in considering fostering a shelter animal. In order to assist you in ensuring its safety and well-being, we urge you to review the following information.
Please give your foster pet a bit of time to settle into your home. Particular care should be exercised when letting the animal out. A newly relocated animal has no sense of home and should be kept on a leash or in a fenced-in area until this process has taken place (usually a few weeks at best).
Do remember that your foster pet has been, until recently, living in a kennel so home life constitutes a major adjustment on his/her part. It may not sleep through the night at first and may or may not be house-trained. Other adjustment issues may present themselves if your home already has other pets. In our experience, time, love, and patience will overcome most issues. EAS will take back your foster pet at any time should the need arise.