Michigan Pug Rescue is looking for foster homes for homeless animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pet foster parent and what do they do? A pet foster parent provides temporary, in-home care for friendly Pug puppies and adult Pugs until they can be placed in their forever homes. Foster homes make it possible for us to rescue homeless Pugs from a variety of situations by providing these animals with temporary care and shelter until they are adopted. Foster homes are asked to provide foster Pugs with plenty of love, adequate food and water, shelter from the elements, and exercise. Administering medication may also be required. In addition to providing the basics, foster homes may also be asked to transport foster animals to veterinary appointments and adoption events.

Why are pet foster parents needed? We can only rescue as many animals as we have room and staffing for. Unfortunately hundreds of  animals each day are euthanized in shelters because we have more animals than space to house them. Most of these animals are healthy and friendly. Local animal rescue groups have to turn away dozens of adoptable animals each week because they lack foster parents. Not only do foster parents maximize the number of animals rescued, they also help to care for animals that would be difficult to care for in a shelter or kennel environment such as Pugs recovering from major surgery, or dogs and cats needing one-on-one behavior rehabilitation or a break from the shelter.

Who should foster?

  • Someone who cannot, at the moment, adopt a pet for its entire lifetime
  • Someone who is not sure how their current pet would get along with a new Pug.
  • Someone who never had the chance to have a pet but would really like to have one now.
  • Someone who loves pets and has some room to welcome them while they wait for an adoptive home.
I already own a dog and a cat. Can I still foster? Before you bring a foster animal home, consult with your veterinarian to make sure your own pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations. You may wish to ask your veterinarian if your pets need any additional vaccinations. Also if you know that your animal does not get along well with certain types of pets, you may want to reconsider fostering an animal and look at other ways that you can volunteer your time to help homeless animals.

Can I adopt the animal I foster? Yes. Foster parents who wish to adopt the animal they foster go through the same screening process as adoption applicants.

I have decided that I want to join the foster program. What's next? We will ask you to fill out a foster home application.


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If you are interested in fostering other than a Pug, please contact a shelter or rescue organization near you to see how you can assist them.
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