We desperately need foster homes - homes where a rescue dog / cat can live until he / she is adopted. We can provide crates to each foster home, and try to match the right dog / cat to the foster home, depending on that foster home's level of experience with animal, as well as the animal's age and activity level. We place only dogs / cats that we know are good with children in foster homes with kids.
If you are interested in fostering, please apply by clicking on the Foster Application link and submit your request to become a foster parent. If you cannot foster, but know people who might be interested, please recruit them, and ask them to contact us for information and details.
If you are already approved as a foster parent and would like to foster an animal currently residing at the shelter, please complete the Foster Care Agreement for that animal.
Rewarding & Challenging
Fostering is very rewarding and challenging, as you see the animal begin to come out of his shell from the shelter, and begin to trust and love again. Many of the animals need a consistent schedule and some training: setting boundaries for them as far as sitting before eating, heeling on a leash, etc.
Any necessary veterinary care is paid for by donations from the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter and Humane Society, but first must be approved. All animals will receive their first round of shots and dogs over six months of age will be heartworm tested prior to being placed in a foster home.