Thank you for your interest in the Best Friends China Foster Program! We need volunteers like you to help our rescued animals enjoy some stress-free time away from the crowded shelters in Shanghai and to help them find loving forever homes.
Here is the basic fostering process:
Step 1: Fill in this form
Step 2: We will arrange an appointment for you to meet some animals and the rescuer(s) who care for them so you can choose the most suitable animal for you.
Step 3: You will discuss directly with the rescuer about length of foster, who (you or the rescuer) will pay for food, vet bills, take pet to the adoption days etc...
Step 4: You and the rescuer will fill out a Best Friends China Foster Agreement together reflecting the result of your discussions in step 3 and you will take the animal home.
Please note that the decision to allow you to foster lies with the rescuer, not Best Friends China. If for any reason the discussion with the rescuer does not end with you fostering an animal, we will arrange for you to meet with a different rescuer. Rescuers are very protective over their animals and sometimes have very specific preferences which we must respect. Please don't take any such decision personally.
If you have seen a particular animal on our website www.bestfriendschina.org/en/ that you are interested in fostering, please do let us know. If you have any questions about the foster program, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently this program is only available in Shanghai and possibly the neighbouring cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou if you or the rescuer can arrange transport for yourself and your pet.