We are looking for volunteers in the Los Angeles area to foster some of our amazing Heigl Hounds while we search for homes for them. Fostering involves opening your home to an animal in need on a temporary basis, to provide food, water, shelter and most importantly personal care and attention. Dogs thrive and are healthier in a loving environment.
The duration of a foster varies from a few weeks to several months, depending on how soon the dogs are adopted. With smaller dogs or puppies - who can be more easily placed, the foster period is often as little as three weeks, whereas with larger dogs or certain breeds which are harder to home, the duration is typically a number of months. Other factors, such as the recovery of the dog from medical treatment, illness or surgery can also influence the length of time they require care before they are ready for adoption.
|Chelsea||Pit Bull||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter|
|Violet||Pit Bull||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter|
|Brown Boy||Pit Bull / Sharpei Mix||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter|
|Belle||Pit Bull||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter|
|Drake||Pit Bull||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter|
|Zelda||Retriever||From Irvine Shelter in need of a quiet place to recover from surgery|
|Cayleigh||Chihuahua||A mom with three pups and an upper respiratory infection (URI)|
|Cara||Long Haired Chihuahua||Rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter has a URI|
|Castro||Chihuahua||Fungal infection that is contagious|
|Dodger||Chihuahua||Fungal infection that is contagious|
|Sochi||German Shepherd||Rescued from the Russia needs care through duration of quarantine|
|Adler||German Shepherd||Rescued from the Russia needs care through duration of quarantine|
In all cases, the Heigl Foundation covers the cost of food and medical care for the dogs. Fostering is an extremely important process and is a better solution for the dogs than a boarding facility, where it is impossible for them to receive the same level of human attention and interaction. High school children can also receive credit for taking care of animals under adult supervision, so for a family there are often benefits other than simply sharing good times with a four legged friend. In many cases, our fosters fall in the love with the dogs they are caring for and decide to adopt them!
Interested in getting involved with the JDHF foster program? Please complete our volunteer form and one of our staff members will be in touch. If you have any further questions you would like to ask about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us.