Thank you for being a WAGS Foster volunteer. In small and large ways, volunteers help us develop and demonstrate compassion between animals and our fellow humans. To borrow from Judaism, volunteering in the care and rehabilitation of adoption animals is a way of practicing tikkun olam – a way for us to repair the part of the world that we can touch. At WAGS, the touch of our volunteers is a big part of our effort to re-socialize adoption animals.
We aspire to combine the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers with continuous training in advanced animal care, fostering and community outreach. As brand ambassadors, each volunteer takes a piece of our story of compassion and innovation into the world.
WAGS values and respects the time of each volunteer. We constantly explore/integrate ways to manage time, schedule efficiently and maximize effort.
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Provide temporary housing and care for animals that are sick, injured or juvenile.
- Provide a safe and clean home environment for the foster animals
- Provide food, water, exercise, and proper socialization for the foster animals
- Dispense medication as necessary
- Follow all instructions given by WAGS center staff
- Foster the animal(s) until they are ready for adoption
- Return the animal to WAGS for adoption
- Age Requirement: 21 or older
- Class Requirement: New Volunteer Orientation class, Foster Care class (for both cat and dog foster caretakers) and Dog Foster Class (additional class for dog foster caretakers only)
- If you are interested in being a Foster Caretaker but don’t want to become a volunteer, please call our center coordinator. We are flexible and will work hard to accommodate you