Pets most in need of these special foster homes are dogs that have not done well with other dogs and/or cats. Often times these are high exuberance dogs that wouldn’t thrive in environments with small children. These pets tend to stay at the shelter longer and are prone to a mental illness, known as “kennel crazy” or “kennelitis.” Symptoms of this illness can include spinning and jumping in the kennel, chewing incessantly, and other more depression-like symptoms such as self-mutilation, lack of appetite and lethargy. The effects of this illness can render dogs unadoptable. Preemptively placing dogs most prone to kennelitis in foster care can stop the onset of this illness altogether.
To become a ‘Unicorn Foster’, please fill out a foster application and specify your interest in our Unicorn Foster program in the allotted space. Each potential foster will need to attend a training before taking an animal home. Apply online to foster today!