Becoming a foster home to an animal in need can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. We provide food, supplies and medical care…you provide the TLC.
CAWS has a new tiered system that provides more options to be a foster parent. Choose the option that works best for you
Emergency care homes provide short-term care, usually five days or less. This allows us to take in an animal immediately and have time to make arrangements for long-term care, if needed.
Treatment homes provide care for animals suffering from illness, injuries or surgery. Caregivers will be trained to care for the animal until it is well enough to be moved to a permanent foster home.
Short-term care homes provide care for animals whose owners have a personal or medical emergency and are temporarily unable to care for their pet. These pets are not available for adoption and will be returned to their owners.
Special care homes provide a home to pets whose owner has been placed in a nursing home. The care giver would take the pet to visit with the owner, if the nursing facility will allow pet visits. This can be a long-term placement and the pet will not be available for adoption unless the owner relinquishes the pet or passes away.
Compassionate care homes provide care for several months. Some animals are adopted very quickly and some require care for many months. Caregivers need to be prepared for a long-term commitment to the animal.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family, please contact us at (970) 527-3350. Or you may download and print the Foster Care Contract. Mail the completed form to CAWS, PO Box 1736, Paonia, CO 81428.