We are always in need of more pet supplies! Such as dog & cat food, kitty litter, blankets, crates, kennels and toys!
What is the Sponsor A Pet Program?
The Sponsor A Pet program is a way for you to help homeless pets even if you can’t adopt. By giving a monetary donation though our secure payment system, you will be working with the Petfinder Foundation to help shelters and rescue groups care for homeless pets while they wait for their forever home.
How does the Sponsor A Pet program work?
The Sponsor A Pet program encourages Petfinder.com visitors to help homeless pets by sponsoring the cost of their shelter and care until they find a forever home. When someone has found a homeless pet that has touched their heart but they are unable to provide that pet their forever home this program gives them a way to help. Donations are collected by the Petfinder Foundation and kept for the designated shelter. Once a quarter, these donations are distributed to the shelter, less 10 percent for administrative fees.
Will my donation help the pet I’m sponsoring get adopted?
Yes. By making a donation in honor of a particular pet you’ve found on Petfinder.com, you are giving the shelter or rescue the operating revenue it needs to house, care for and promote all the adoptable pets in its care.
YOU MAY SPONSOR ANY PET BY CLICKING THE BUTTON ON THEIR PROFILE!
We require a completed adoption application for animal(s) interested in.
Home visit will be conducted prior to approval.
Upon adoption there is a contract to be filled out/signed.
Link to adoption application:
S.P.A.R.E. pets outreach is always in need of great foster homes!
Because S.P.A.R.E. pets outreach does not have a shelter, we rely solely on our foster home volunteers to provide a safe and stable temporary home for our pets while they await adoption. It’s simple: the more people who open their homes for fostering, the more pets we can save. It’s a rewarding and fun way to give back and it’s a vital part of what we do.
So what exactly does a foster volunteer do?: Pet foster parents are very much like child foster parents. They care for a homeless pet as if he was their own until he is adopted. Shelter environments can be extremely stressful for animals. It is much more comfortable for them to stay in a home environment. They are able to get more individualized care in someone's home. It also gives them better socialization skills, which makes them a more well-adjusted pet. Also, the foster parent is able to learn about the pet's personality, likes, and dislikes so that he can be better matched to the right forever home. Most importantly, pet foster parents save lives!
If you join our foster program, we will match you with a suitable pet to foster. For example, if you have a female dog who does not get along with other females, we will only have you foster male dogs. If you work full time and cannot care for young puppies, we will only have you foster adults.
How long would I foster a pet for?: You can never be sure how long it will take any particular animal to find a home. Some pets are adopted within just a couple of weeks while others may wait a year or more. But, this does not hold you to keeping a foster pet for more than a period of time that you are comfortable with. While we would like to see the pet stay in a single and stable environment, if at any time during the process you can no longer care for the pet just contact us and we will relocate the animal to an available foster family.
How much does fostering cost?: When you foster an animal for S.P.A.R.E. pets outreach it is at no expense to you! We provide all necessities for the pet such as food, collar, leash, bowls, litter, etc. Plus we cover all of their medical expenses. If you wish to provide your foster family member with a few extra toys or tasty treats however you are more than welcome to!
What if I get attached?: Getting attached to your foster pet is normal. After all, we do this because we love pets! The most common question we as foster parents are asked is how we can give them up. The answer is simple. It saves lives. It is hard to say goodbye to a pet we've fallen in love with, but the alternative is even sadder. We get the satisfaction of helping a previously lost and unwanted animal find a loving forever home. That makes it all worth it. The trick is to get attached with velcro and not glue. If you do decide that you can't give up an animal, that's okay, too! Foster parents can go through the adoption process and be approved just like anyone else.
Founded in 2009, S.P.A.R.E. pets outreach is a small New England based group dedicated to helping displaced animals in need. Relying solely upon the generosity, caring and hard work of a few wonderful volunteers we are able to place our pets in foster care where they are loved as one of the family, while receiving any necessary medical care and training. We take in just a small group of animals at a time to insure that each of them gets the care and attention that they need while waiting for their forever family. This also gives us the opportunity to get to know the animal on much more personal level allowing us to better assess their needs and to match them with the right family. An animal will stay with us as long as is necessary to find those right people and many do need some "work", too many animals are dumped in our shelters due to behavioral and simple health issues that can so easily be resolved with just some time and patience. These are mainly the animals that we focus on, the "less desirables", the poor souls that have been cast away at no fault of their own simply because someone did not want to put forth the effort in caring for their specific needs. We are advocates for the animals and are a mission to end breed discrimination, educate on proper pet ownership and put a stop to all of the neglect, abandonment and abuse.
We are not an animal shelter and have no primary location. All of our animals reside in foster homes while awaiting adoption. If there is animal you see here that you would like meet please contact us and arrangements may be made.