foster for brother wolf

Did you know that Brother Wolf is primarily a foster-based organization? More than half of our animals reside in foster homes; whether for temporary respite from the bustling Adoption Center or for medical or behavioral support. We’d never be able to impact as many animals as we do without fosters who open their hearts and homes to animals in need.

Fostering is a donation of time and love. Some of the pets in our care will do better in a home environment, instead of a shelter environment. These pets could have medical needs, behavioral needs, or maybe they’re just too young! By taking these pets into your home, you’re giving them another chance. It is an experience that you’ll never forget, and you will single-handedly help them find their forever home.

Fostering FAQ’s

How much space do you need to foster?

 

If you have a sanitary, temperature controlled garage or basement, spare bedroom, or bathroom, you can give shelter to an animal in need of temporary housing!

How long is the commitment?

Some of our pets need just a few days in foster; some of our pets need a bit longer. Each dog and cat is different! We’re sure we can find the perfect foster pet for you and your schedule.

What kind of pets are fostered? 

Kittens and puppies under 8 weeks old must go to foster, at least until their vaccines are up-to-date; they have a better chance of avoiding illness in a home. Pets with medical needs recover and heal better in a home. Pets that need one-on-one socialization will receive catered attention in a home. Small animals, like guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, rabbits, etc., are best cared for in homes.

Can’t afford another pet?

All expenses are covered by Brother Wolf! Medical expenses, food, and supplies can all be picked up from our Front Desk.

Afraid you’ll get attached?

There’s no shame in Foster Failing! However, many of our foster parents find joy in sending their foster pets into new homes; there’s nothing like seeing your foster find their fur-ever home!

How do you become a foster parent?

Please fill out the application below. Within a week, one of our Foster staff members will contact you and discuss your application. If you are approved, you’ll attend Foster Parent Orientation and learn how to become an amazing foster parent! Once you’ve attended orientation, you can begin fostering with Brother Wolf!

To become a foster parent you must:

  • You must attend Foster Parenting Orientation, held at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, following approval of your application.
  • You must live within an hour of our Adoption Center in Asheville, NC.
  • You must be willing and able to bring your foster pet to Brother Wolf for medical appointments and adoption events.
  • You must own your home, or confirm with your landlord that foster pets are allowed.
  • You must be able to separate your foster pet from your personal pets, if requested and required.
  • Everyone in your home must agree to foster, and if anyone in your home has pet allergies, those allergies must be properly managed.

 

If you have questions about whether or not fostering is right for you, please email our foster team at foster@bwar.org.