Become a Foster Parent

The CAWS is currently looking to add to our already dedicated group of Foster Homes to care for the animals that will be coming into our care. Our foster homes are what what makes our Adoption Program a success. Complete our Foster Home Application here!

Foster homes are the backbone of any rescue organization. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their hearts and homes to foster. Can you open your heart and home to one of our rescued dogs or cats? If you can foster just one animal, you can save a life!

Why should you foster

Fostering pets is hugely rewarding! While providing foster care you can:

  • Observe the development of playful kittens and puppies with your family.
  • See a shy adult dog or cat blossom into a well-adjusted, happy individual.
  • Provide a long-term homeless pet with an alternative until he/she finds a forever home.
  • Help your children learn the responsibilities of pet ownership.
  • Nurse an ill animal back to health so he/she can live a full and happy life.
  • Assess if you are ready for the commitments of full-time pet ownership.

Foster Home Programs


Foster homes are mostly needed to care for young puppies and kittens that have been orphaned, animals recovering from surgery or other injuries, or any other animals that have been abandoned in some sort of fashion. In addition to the everyday needs, such as food and water, foster homes may be responsible for basic training, behavior modification, socialization, temperament evaluation and medical care. The CAWS assumes all financial responsibility for the animal's food and medical care while in foster care.

Foster care is crucial to our life-saving mission and an invaluable piece of our mission. Foster homes in our Adoption Program provide pets with special needs and the attention & opportunity to develop physically, socially or mentally in order to prepare them for adoption. Pets in our Guardian Angel Program are given a safe refuge and shown love and compassion while their families go through their life transitions.