Fostering can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience! Â There are a variety of reasons to foster. Â Some people aren’t ready for the commitment of a pet, but miss having a pet in their home. Â Fostering is the perfect, temporary solution! Â Others may just want to have short term playmates for their current pets. Â Whatever your reason is, knowing you are helping save a life is a wonderful feeling. Â It is also possible to say how often you want to foster, what breeds or ages you prefer and temperament (high/low energy, etc.)
We are often asked if it’s hard to say good-bye to a foster. Â The short answer is, “Of course!” Â However, seeing how happy and loved they are in their new homes can’t help but bring a smile.
What does it take to foster? Â Not much. Â Pet Tales Rescue covers the expense for all medical and will provide all necessary items like pens/crates, collars, leashes and food. Some local driving may be required to take your foster to vet appointments, adoption events or to meet other fosters for home visits or to get supplies. Â The main things you need to provide are love, training, safety and a home!
Our vet is SouthKent located in Caledonia. All of our rescues are spayed/neutered before adoption, usually through C-Snip. Â They have an 8:00 a.m. drop off and a 4:30 p.m. pickup so no overnight stay is necessary. Â For safety reasons, we require that your own pets be up to date on all vaccines and be spayed/neutered.
Ready for some puppy breath or tickly kitty whiskers? Â Click HERE to fill out a Foster Application.
Don’t have enough time to commit to a foster? Â We always need help at adoption events to setup/tear down, to answer questions about our current adoptables, about the rescue and volunteering opportunities. Â Adoption events are a maximum of once per month at either the Brenton Chowhound or the Alpine Petco.
If you like networking, we are always looking for someone to head up a fundraising opportunity. Â We take excellent care of all of our adoptables. Â Many come from shelters or neglectful situations and can sometimes require extensive medical care. Â As you can imagine, vet bills add up fast. Â Plus, a fundraiser is always another great opportunity to connect with the community!
Our adoptables come from all over and often can’t be dropped off directly to a foster home. Â This volunteer opportunity is one of the most important in the rescue. Â The transporter is that first connection with the shelter or person surrendering an animal. Â Without someone providing transport we wouldn’t be able to save any animals from euthanasia or neglect. Â Typically, transport times are set in advance, but there are occasions when it’s an immediate need.
Pet Tales Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all donations, both monetary and physical, are tax deductible! Â We are always in need of the following items:
- Food (either Purina or Iams)
- Gently used blankets and towels (no sheets, please)
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Collars and leashes
- Paper towel
- Crates, plastic carriers or puppy pens
- Puppy pads
- Gift certificates
- Newspaper (minus the ads)
Monetary donations be made online at our paypal account.
If you prefer, they can also be mailed to:
Pet Tales Rescue
PO Box 88084
Kentwood, MI 49518
Pick-ups/drop offs may also be arranged for physical donations.