Thank you so much for considering fostering for Stray Paws Rescue! As a foster-based rescue we literally could NOT do what we do without the support of our fosters. If we do not have a foster for a dog or a cat we can not rescue them. So, we are very grateful for our awesome fosters.
As a large and growing rescue we do ask for some help from our fosters. In addition to providing a loving home for your foster pet, we also ask that you help out in other ways.
-Attend at least 2 adoption events a month. Events are regularly held at Petco in Dardenne Prairie and Petco in South County. Occasionally we have special events in other locations.
-Transport your foster to/from vet appointments. We have vets in Chesterfield, Wentzville, and Ofallon, IL.
Additionally, as the person who knows your foster animal best, we ask that you assist in the adoption process. Steps in the process include:
-Speaking with the applicant,
-Calling applicant's vet to ensure animals are regularly vetted,
-Calling applicant's references,
-Arranging and attending meet and greets / home visits with your foster animal,
-Finalizing contract and payment with applicant.
You will be assigned a foster coordinator who will help with any steps in the process that are new or confusing to you. You will not be on your own to take care of these responsibilities. No experience is required, just a desire to help animals and some basic communications/people skills.
Once you apply, a foster coordinator will be in touch with you soon. Thank you for your patience. We are all volunteers with other jobs and families so this can take a few days. Please reach out with any other questions you may have.
Adopters and fosters MUST live within 50 miles of St. Louis, MO.
Do you live within this area?*
How old are you? *
Which animal are you interested in?*
Are you interested in adopting this foster pet?
Which of the following are you willing to foster?
Choose all that apply:
2+ puppies (puppies under 9 weeks need to be kept in pairs)
2+ kittens (kittens under 9 weeks need to be kept in pairs)
Nursing Cat and Litter (up to 6 weeks old)
Nursing Dog and Litter (up to 6 weeks old)
Dog with Heartworm Disease
Cat with Medical Needs
Dog with Medical Needs
Do you own or rent your home*
If you rent, have you received the approval of your landlord to have an animal
If you rent, please enter your landlord's name and phone number
List any current pets along with ages, breeds, and temperaments.*
Have you ever given up a pet? If yes, please explain*
Where will the animal be kept when you are home*
How much time will the animal spend alone during the day*
Where will the animal be kept when you are not home*
Are your current pets up to date on vaccinations?
Are your current pets spayed or neutered?
Are you able to take your foster pets to an adoption event at least twice a month? Adoption events are usually held on weekend days and are often in O'Fallon and South County but may be in other areas depending on the schedule.
Which veterinary office location would you be able to take your foster animals to for appointments?
We ask that our fosters assist with applications received for their foster pets. Please acknowledge that you are willing to assist with each step of the adoption application process by selecting the steps below.
Choose all that apply:
Speak to Applicants
Call Vet for Vet Check
Perform Home Visit
Transport Pet to New Home
None of the Above
Your Veterinarian's Name and Phone (the vet that has current records for your pets)*
List at least one reference (who is not a family member) with phone number*
Who in the household will care for the pet*
List the names and ages of every person who lives in your home.*
Is your yard fenced*
Yard Partially Fenced
Yard Completely Fenced
What type of fence
What is the height of the fence
How did you hear about us*
I certify that the information entered on this applicant is true. Enter your name and date*