Become a Foster

Thank you for your interest in fostering! To apply to foster for Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, please complete the appropriate form listed below. Sharing your home with an animal, even temporarily, is a responsibility to be treated with care and respect. Many of our animals will require extra loving care as they recover from illness or learn correct behavior. As such, our foster applications are designed to provoke thought about whether or not you are prepared to offer the best possible experience to an animal in need.

If you are up to the challenge and ready to reap the rewards of helping to save the life of an animal, apply today!

Ohio Foster application
NY/CT Foster application

Fostering FAQ:

Q: How does the foster program work?
A: If you’re interested in fostering a pet, first fill out the Foster Application. If selected, you will talk with a Louie’s Legacy team member to get the details on all you need to know about fostering. Once you take in a foster pet, you are responsible for providing the animal with day-to-day care, safety, and shelter. Louie’s Legacy provides all vaccinations and covers approved vet care.

Q: What type of animals can I foster?
A: All ages and sizes of dogs and cats are available – and sometimes other animals as well!

Q: I already have a dog/cat. Can I still foster?
A: Yes. Foster pets must be quarantined for a specified time period in order to reduce the risk of illness. After the period has been completed you can slowly introduce your own pets to your foster pets. The foster team can give you helpful steps for doing so. Please make sure your personal pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Q: Can I adopt my foster pet?
A: Yes, but you must go through the same screening process as other applicants and no preference is given.

Q: Will the pet I foster have any special needs, such as medical or behavioral issues?
A: Some foster pets may have special needs that require extra care or medication. But don’t worry: We strive to match you with a foster pet who fits your experience and comfort level.

Q: What do I do if my foster pet needs veterinary care?
A: The first step is to contact our medical team with any questions or medical concerns. If the medical team determines that veterinary care is necessary we will ask you to visit one of the highly respected local veterinarians who work closely with us to care for our animals.

Q: How long will I keep my foster pet?
A: Some fosters can be adopted quickly, while some take longer to find that right family. Typically ranges from 3-12 weeks, but can be longer. Taking excellent pictures and attending adoption events speeds the process.