Due to the overwhelming response from our community, we are asking those interested in fostering to complete the foster questionnaire below. Once a dog is ready to be fostered, we will reach out to you to set up a date and time to pick up the foster dog. We have a new process in place to bring animals out to your vehicle and can arrange a private meet and greet with your pets in a play yard. We are following all safety recommendations to keep our community safe and ensure we can get animals into homes. We are looking for fosters for our medium to large dogs (40-60lbs) for four-to-six weeks.
Why is fostering important?
We invite you to become an important link in a caring chain of events that saves the lives of homeless pets. By opening your heart and home to a shelter pet, you are providing an additional vital resource that we are not able to duplicate in a shelter setting. If you are able to foster for any length of time, from days to weeks to months, you are directly contributing to LifeLine's mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy, treatable, and adoptable pets. Fostering saves lives and is an enormous help to us. Become our partner in a no-kill Atlanta.
Why do animals need to be fostered?
Fostering serves as the bridge between shelter life and a forever home. It allows animals with a home environment to grow and heal.
- Medical - animals recovering from surgery or illness appreciate a quiet and cozy place to heal.
- Behavior - many of our animals benefit from one-on-one attention where they can overcome shyness, learn basic obedience, have space to run and play, etc.
- Age - because all animals will be spayed/neutered before adoption, many of the kittens that come into our care are simply not old enough to be spayed/neutered and therefore not old enough for adoption
- To make room for another animal coming into our care!
What We Provide
LifeLine provides all veterinary care, starter pack of food, crate for dogs, and other supplies. We will discuss your foster needs in advance and answer any questions you may have.
LifeLine's Foster Opportunities
We can work with you to find the right foster pet to fit your comfort level! Check out the different foster opportunities available.