CFC# 57084

 Prince William Humane Society 
 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza 
 Dumfries, VA 22026 
 Hours of Operation: 
 Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm 
 Friday Closed 
 Saturday 10am-4pm 
 Sunday 12pm-4pm 
 Phone: (703) 634-0880        Email: info@pwhumane.org 

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Foster

Do you have space in your heart to (temporarily) welcome a pet in need into your home?
 

If so, please consider becoming a foster for one of our adorable adoptable pets – it’s one of the most direct ways you can help an animal.

Fostering is a selfless act of compassion. It saves lives while freeing up shelter space so another pet can have a second chance! 

Fostering also: 

  • Provides a safe, nurturing place to recuperate if a pet is recovering from surgery, illness, or injury

  • Provides the time the pet needs to be ready for adoption

  • Allows time for behavior assessments to be completed outside of a stressful environment

  • Allows time for a pet to de-stress to prevent cage aggression or withdrawal

  • Allows time for the pet to socialize with people and other pets 
    Provides quality time with a pet allows its true personality to shine through

 

What’s the benefit of fostering?

  • It provides an opportunity to “sample” different kinds of pets

  • There’s always something to do with your foster from cuddling to playing fetch

  • Seeing a pet blossom is such a rewarding feeling

  • Fostering may encourage others to open their homes to a pet in need

  • Fostering helps prevent the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets

  • Some foster-related expenses may be tax-deductible