Noah's Ark, Inc.

Phone 954 788-2376
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Fact:

More than 17 million animals were euthanized in this country in one year. After instituting active TNR (trap, neuter, return) programs, that number was decreased to 5 million!

 

 



 

 

 

 




 

Fostering - FAQ's

What will I need to do as a foster parent?   Foster homes are responsible for daily care of the foster animal including feeding, exercising, socializing, brushing and grooming, reinforcing basic obedience commands, observing and evaluating general behavior and temperament, and of course, providing love and security for these animals in this often difficult time in his or her life.

Do I need a fenced yard?   The ideal way to protect your pet is to not let him or her outside. Especially since you are a temporary residence, you do not want to risk the animal getting lost yet again.

How much time does it take to be a foster parent?   From an hour or two a day to however much time you care to spend with them.

How much does it cost to foster?  You will have some expenses:  good quality food, and any toys you provide. All pets that are fostered through Noah's Ark are completely current on all shots and vaccinations, so you will not have these expenses.

May I choose which animal I foster?  The application allows you to set limits on the kinds of dogs/cats you foster. If you are asked to foster a dog/cat that doesn't seem right for you, you can say no.  If a foster pet you've accepted proves difficult to handle, he can be placed where.

Will I become attached to my foster pet?  Yes, you undoubtedly will. They bond quickly and they give so much back in return for your attention. But when you meet the new family that's ready to provide a permanent, loving home for the animal you helped rescue, you will feel more than satisfied to see him move on to his new and better life. 

What if I want to adopt the dog/cat I am fostering? If you decide that you wish to adopt your "foster pet," we ask that you complete our Adoption Application and go through the standard formalities.

I'd like to foster, what do I do next?  Once your family has decided together to foster, call Noah's Ark at 954-788-2376.   We will arrange a time to meet and fill out an application/contract to be match your situation with the right pet.  Its that easy!

I can't foster, but I can donate - where do I go?

Ways to Help