Pawmetto Lifeline Foster Program

Pawmetto Lifeline is a no-kill nonprofit rescue organization.  There will never be a facility big enough to accommodate shelter animals in need. Pawmetto Lifeline relies on compassionate people such as you to temporarily house and care for shelter animals that would otherwise be euthanized. Pawmetto Lifeline animals are rescued from local municipal animal shelters to avoid euthanasia and placed in foster homes.  Before being placed in a foster home, every animal is assessed for health.

Why Foster?

Pets end up in shelters and rescues because their relationship with their former humans was somehow broken.  Sometimes this occurs through some tragedy that separated them from a loving home. However, sometimes it happens because the pets were not trained or well managed.

Becoming a foster

All Pawmetto Lifeline foster parents are required to have a completed application on file. Click here to complete our foster application. Once the application has been completed you will be contacted to answer additional questions or with the training dates. Training only takes 2 hours and gives you information on who to call if there is an emergency, how you receive your supplies, what happens when you pick up a pet, etc.

Responsibilities of fostering

A foster will give temporary housing to a Pawmetto Lifeline animal in need.  You are able to foster kitten, puppies, dogs or cats.  The Foster Team works hard to match you with a pet that best fits your home.  Many people like to have big dogs only or perhaps you only want new moms with a litter of kittens; we do our best to accommodate your needs, but encourage you to try and help as many kinds of animals as possible.

We look to our Fosters to provide our pets with love and care, socialization and a general assessment of their personality. By providing this information we are better prepared to place the pets in the appropriate adoption home.

Expenses when fostering?

Pawmetto Lifeline's Foster Program provides food, supplies and all medical care.  We also provide 24/7 support and training.

Foster requirements

We ask that our foster homes make at least a two-week commitment to each animal.

Requirement to become a foster parent:

  • Complete a Foster Application
  • Have the consent of your landlord.
  • Have your own pets current on all their vaccinations.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • If you are under 18:
    • Live with your parents ask them to complete the Foster Application and get the entire family involved.

Although fostering takes a great deal of time and commitment, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.