Dog and Cat Foster Program

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Thank you for your interest in fostering for Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary!
 
Fostering an animal in need is one of the most gratifying and selfless things you can do as an animal lover. Because our ranch is situated in a remote location, it is important for us to network outside of our area to find our animals permanent, loving homes. Foster homes are a vital part of this outreach, as they are not only teaching valuable skills that increase an animal’s adoptability, they are also able to showcase our animals in locales that would otherwise be difficult for us to reach.
 
Witnessing an animal’s emotional growth in a foster home is endlessly rewarding. While it can be difficult when it comes time for them to move on, you can take great satisfaction in knowing that you gave them a boost up when they needed it the most. The animals at Kindness Ranch can be especially challenging because they usually have come directly from research facilities where they have not experienced all the comforts of home, rarely have any basic training, and often don’t even know how to walk on a leash. This makes the experience of fostering one of our animals that much more fulfilling, albeit more trying at times. You would never be in it alone, however, as our staff and experienced volunteers are always ready to offer support and advice.
 

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Our expectations for our foster families are simple. First and foremost, we ask that you treat the animal as if it were your own, in that you provide them with a safe, nurturing environment where they can experience all the joys of having a place to call home. Each animal will have different needs (physical, medical, and emotional), and there will be certain recommendations or restrictions for some, so we will need a commitment from the foster family to follow the guidelines provided for an individual animal. We will rely on a foster family to provide us with regular updates (and photos!) concerning the animal’s progress in the home so we can ensure our care plan is still meeting their needs. This also helps us to make appropriate suggestions when potential adopters contact us.
 
If the foster family is willing and able, we also encourage you to help promote your foster animal through social media, advertising websites, and around your local area to help increase their chance for adoption. In addition, we appreciate when a foster parent is willing to conduct home visits, when deemed necessary, for potential adopters, though this is not a requirement.
 
Finally, it is of the utmost importance that our foster families believe in Kindness Ranch’s mission and values, and that they are helping us to build a positive reputation in the community through their volunteer work in our name.
 

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If you would like more information about becoming a Foster Parent for Kindness Ranch, please read our FAQs below:
 
 
 
 
If you have read these and would like to inquire further, please send an email to Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your interest and to get the link to our online foster application.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Our Animals

Abel 84
*Abel has special medical needs that will require ongoing vet care and lifetime medication. Please read on for more…
1257 Hank 3
*Hank the beagle is with our friends at PawsCo in Denver, CO. Well hello! I’m Hank and I’m proud to be a beagle. Why…
Elwyn 03
Elwyn is a shy little girl who likes other dogs but is still getting used to being around people. She can take some…
Freida 0007
Freida is an energetic, enthusiastic, and rambunctious young girl who is looking for a family who can keep up with her!…
Hannah 288
*Hannah is currently out on a trial adoption* Hannah is a smart and active dog who will need a very special person in…
JJ 01
JJ is a sweet boy who is still a little unsure of all of the recent changes in his life. This six-year-old is a curious…
Octavia 06
Octavia is a sociable and lovable girl who really knows how to ham it up. She loves to visit with people, and will even…
Odie1 1
*Odie has very special medical needs that will need to be managed for the remainder of his life. This will require…
Rascal 874
Rascal is a shy guy who is still learning how to trust new people. He is friendly with them, but it takes him some time…
Zoey 22
Zoey is a sweet and spunky lady who is looking for just the right family to settle down with. This 8-year-old hound mix…
Adrian 882.28 34 of 72
Adrian is a very sweet, but sometimes shy, big guy who can steal your heart without warning. He can often be found…
Ava 2775
Ava is a Queen in search of her castle, and we are determined to help her find it. At six years old, Ava is past the…
Bianca sit
Bianca is a sweet, shy, six-year-old girl who likes to spend time in the outdoor cat run watching the birds and the…
Brady 174
*Brady is currently on medical hold and is not available for adoption at this time. This friendly boy reminds us of our…
Cricket 8839.28 46 of 72
Cricket is a sweet and playful cat who would love to find a quiet home to call his own. It’s not that Cricket doesn’t…
Dr 988.28 41 of 72
*Adoption Application Pending* Dr. M has an air of mystery about him. He is quite the explorer and enjoys spending time…
George 735
Since his arrival at the Kitty Bunkhouse, George has become a staff favorite. This sweet and affectionate boy is a…
Igor 333
Igor is a sweet and low-maintenance boy who wants nothing more than a family he can love who will love him back. At…
Paulie 885
Paulie may be a big guy, but he’s still a sensitive soul. He loves getting attention from people and can often be found…
Roslin 2855
Roslin is a very friendly girl who likes to be right in the middle of the action at the Kitty Bunkhouse. She will…
Sterling 002
Sterling is a spunky, young-at-heart senior cat who is looking for his forever home! This goofy boy is quite the busy…
Tiger 8920.28 36 of 72
Tiger is a sweet senior girl who values the simple things in life – a little wet food in the mornings, a good sun spot…

Appointments are REQUIRED in advance to visit Kindness Ranch. Please make appointments with minimum of 48 hours notice to ensure we will be able to accommodate your visit. Thank you!