Every week, hundreds of people walk through the doors of the Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center and witness the daily activities of Animal Friends. What they can’t see, however, is the vital network of foster homes that enables us to expand our ability to care for our animals far beyond the walls of our facility.
Volunteers with huge hearts serve Animal Friends as foster parents. They offer temporary shelter in their homes to animals in need. Being a foster parent can be a wonderfully satisfying experience.
Animal Friends seeks and trains foster families for a broad range of needs:
Pregnant Moms or Moms and Babies
Mom and babies require extra TLC! Babies must wait in homes until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered.
Bottle Baby Care or Orphaned Babies
Kittens, puppies and baby bunnies who lack a mother or are too young for adoption are placed in a foster care. Animal Friends’ medical staff coordinates all required vaccinations and surgeries while the babies are in foster care.
A Much-Needed Break from the Kennel
Animals of any age who have been living in the resource center for an extended period of time are often sent into foster care to escape the stress of a kennel environment.
These are animals with specific medical needs.
This is for animals who require training, specialized observation, and/or socialization before
they can be adopted. They are sent into a qualified foster home to receive the appropriate training and care.
Animal Friends can help more animals when foster homes enable us to temporarily open our kennels. When we conduct a large-scale rescue, we rally our foster parents to help us temporarily open our kennels for incoming rescued animals!
These are animals who require loving care for the remainder of their lives.
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Admissions & Foster Coordinator
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237