Joyful Rescues
Foster a Pet

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Foster Mommy and/or Daddy? Joyful Rescues only has a small housing facility for overflow. We bring animals into our own homes to foster & provide them with all the comforts of home until we find their perfect match. The animals we rescue come in all shapes, sizes, ages & temperaments. Some have been abused and have not been socialized while some are just a victim of circumstance - a move, a family illness, master's death........ Some animals will need more care & attention than others. All we ask of our foster parents is to provide love, attention & the best care possible to our pets until they find their forever home. Some transport maybe be necessary as well - to vet appointments, etc... It isn't always easy, as animals are a big responsibility & need guidance and training - fostering should not be taken lightly. Please also keep in mind, potential parents will visit your home to meet the animals & adopt from there. Will you be able to say good-bye?

Still think you'd like to foster and help save the lives of the many homeless and unwanted animals in the area? Yes? Then we want to hear from you. Please complete the online adoption application (put WANT TO FOSTER in Pet name).                                                                                  
                                                                                                         
To My Foster Mom,

There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

- Author Unknown



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