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FOSTER

Fostering is a great way to help a shelter animal on a temporary basis. The animal benefits greatly from the relative quiet, stability and just plain fun of home life.  

Foster a Dog

Our dog foster program focuses on dogs who are most in need, therefore not all dogs at our shelter are eligible for foster. 

We provide the supplies, medical care, guidance and support; fosters provide love, attention, training on basic house manners, and a relaxing environment. 

Most dogs in foster homes remain available for adoption, so fosters are required to make their foster dog available for adoption visits by appointment at the shelter. Some dogs are in foster because they are recovering from a medical condition or working on behavioral improvements, in which case they may not be available for adoption yet. 

Foster a Cat

Our cat foster program primarily focuses on kittens who are in need of extra care and socialization. This is especially important at the height of kitten season, when we have a high inventory of kittens in our care.

We provide food and litter, medical care, guidance and support; fosters provide love, attention, patient socialization, and a safe environment. 

 

Fosters must be able to transport their foster kittens (at the fosters expense) to the shelter every 2-3 weeks for vaccinations, and more frequently if your foster kitten requires medical attention. Once kittens have their spay/neuter surgeries, they become available and move into our kitten room at the shelter until they are adopted. 

Got questions about fostering?
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PETS LIFELINE

Mailing Address

PO Box 341
Sonoma, CA 95476

Temporary Location

21045 Broadway

Sonoma, CA 95476

Permanent Location

19686 Eight St. East

Sonoma, CA 95476

Shelter Hours

Shelter staff are onsite 7 days a week, 8:30am-5:00pm. However, due to COVID-19 health concerns, we are only open to the general public by private appointment. For more information, please phone or email us at:
707.996.4577 x106 or info@petslifeline.org.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our Federal tax ID is #94-2851279

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