The Second Chance Fund is looking for foster homes to provide short term care while an animal recovers from surgery, receives treatment, or is waiting to be placed in their forever home. Fostering can be a wonderful opportunity for someone who would like to make the difference in the life of a rescue animal without the commitment of ownership.
If you are interested in providing a foster home for a Second Chance animal, please contact us. Following the submission of an application, your name will be added to our list of foster families. When the need arises for a foster home, a detailed description of the pet, circumstances and care needed will be shared with you. If you feel you could provide a foster home for that particular animal further arrangements will be made. It is important to note that providing a foster home is on a voluntary basis and the right to decline a particular animal is respected. A decision to decline a particular case does not exclude you from future opportunities.
For additional information, see our list of frequently asked questions below.
The Second Chance Fund continues to assume responsibility for the care of the foster animal. This includes providing the animal with veterinary care (provided by Lodi Veterinary Care), medications, and food.
Nursing care may be necessary depending on the case. Foster homes will always have the right to refuse a particular foster animal if the care is too extensive for their particular situation. Should the animal create hardship in the foster family, it can be returned to the program for further care or alternative placement.
When the animal is healthy and available for adoption, the foster family is always given the first opportunity for ownership. However, there is absolutely no expectation for a foster family to provide a permanent home for a pet they are fostering.