It’s become a holiday tradition for many families in Irving to open their hearts and homes to a lonely shelter cat or dog in need.
By offering to foster a shelter pet over the holidays, Irving’s foster families have provided a life-saving link and at the same time, have enriched their own lives by seeing the joy and relief in the eyes of a rescued shelter pet.
If a “Home for the Holidays” foster is for you, please call shelter staff at (972) 721-2256 and make an appointment to come meet our pets. Click the image to download the flier.
Home is where the heart is.
Irving Animal Services is always in search of good foster homes during times of the year when shelters become overbooked with litters of unplanned critters. We need fosters ready, willing and able to help!
A foster household provides a temporary home for an animal to anywhere from one week to several months. Being a foster parent is like being a grandparent - all the enjoyment of caring for an animal without the lifetime responsibility.
However, a foster parent must be the type of person who can take in a needy animal, care for and bond with it, and then be able to let it go to another family. Remember, all animals in foster care are the property of Irving Animal Services.
The Animal Service Department has a number of resources available for those interested in learning more about fostering. Download the Foster Home Datasheet, and view the videos to learn more about the program. Contact Animal Services at (972) 721-2257 to learn more about the program and the dates of upcoming volunteer orientations.
Watch the video series on dog fostering