Cat and Kitten Foster are Our Most Desperately Needed Volunteers!
There is really nothing more rewarding then opening up your heart and home to an animal in need of a safe place to stay until a new owner can be found for them. The countless hours of joy and laughter they bring into your home are priceless. Each year millions of animals are put down because there are just not enough homes for them to enter into for just a short period of time..
As a gift of life provider you will be providing the love and attention they need to prepare them for their new homes. Everything you need to care for these precious little lives with be provided for you. The length of time they need to be housed may vary from a week, a few weeks, or possibly longer. We will work with you to help make your fostering experience a fun filled event.
As a Gift of Life provider you are so much more than just being a foster. You will be giving an animal the actual gift of life. Without your help and support the animal you are providing for will not make it out of the shelter into safe and caring hands. It takes so little to give so much.
We provide training to help answer any questions you may have, support is just a phone call away, and we are always available to assist you in any way we can.
If you are interested in supporting our Gift of Life Program, or have questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 763-568-8311.
Temporary fosters will be responsible for housing our animals until a space opens up at one of the Petsmart locations. The stay could be anywhere from a few days to a few short weeks.
Everything you need will be provided for you: cages, bedding, litterpans, litter, dishes, food, and toys. All the animals coming to you will be fully vetted and healthy. All that is required of you is to provide some love and attention to the cat/s, kitten/s in your care.
When a cage becomes available you will be notified and arrangements will be made for you to drop the animal/s off at Petsmart.
Dog and Puppy Gift of Life Providers:
We will also be looking for more dog and puppy fosters. This involves housing the animal/s until a permanent home can be found for them. Everything you need is provided for you. This may involve taking the animal to the vet for sterilizations and bringing them to adoption events. You get to pick which animal/s you wish to foster and for how long.
Sometimes animals need to get from one place to another. This would be an on-call position with a very flexible schedule unless the animals need to be to the vet at a certain time on a certain day. Most of the transports are either bringing animal/s to and from the Petsmart locations.
At times animal/s are brought in from out of state from high kill shelters and transportation is needed to pick up the animal/s and requires bringing them to another location.
This position involves communicating with new potential fosters, checking out their references, and doing home visits. Training is also provided to help answer any questions they may have and to help them along with the foster process. As a coordinator you will receive training and 24/7 help is always available to you.
This position involves visiting the homes of adopters to help ensure that the homes the animals will be going into are suited for both family and animal. This is a fun position where you get to meet animal lovers and be a big part of the long-lasting relationship between pet owner and pet. Hours are flexible.
As an adoption coordinator you will be responsible for checking adopter references, doing vet reference checks, personal reference checks, on-line back ground checks, and verifying home ownership occupancy. All this can be done on line from your home. Once all the references has been verified the information will be passed onto to the Home visit coordinator.
Home Visit Coordinators:
As a Home Visit Coordinator you will be responsible for calling the Home Visitors and coordinating with them and the adopter and arranging a time and date for a home visit to take place.
Animal Intake Coordinators:
As an intake coordinator you will be responsible for finding a foster home for possible intake of animals. This will require contacting available fosters to see if they would be willing to take the animal into their home. You will be responsible for knowing where the animals are at any given time. Accurate attention to details is required.
All of the above volunteer opportunities are a great way to help support Gentle Touch and a great way to meet and interact with other animal loving people like yourself.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the above opportunities please contact us and we will be happy to go over any questions you may have.