Foster Bubbies is committed to saving the lives of shelter animals through fostering, volunteering, and educating. You can help too!
Adopt your next pet from a shelter rather than purchasing from a breeder. Breeders contribute to pet overpopulation which increases the number of pets in shelters. By adopting, you are saving a life and lowering the number of animals stuck in shelters.
If you can’t commit to forever, fostering is a great alternative to adoption. Shelters are often stressful for animals, so any time spent in a home rather than in the shelter helps tremendously. Fostering can be anywhere from a few days to a few months. Shelters will provide medical care and some will even provide food if needed.
Most shelters need lots of volunteers and have plenty of opportunities to choose from. You can walk dogs, pet cats, enter data, take pictures of animals, do laundry, wash dishes, etc. They need your help!
Visit a Shelter
Even if you can’t volunteer I highly recommend just visiting a shelter. Often times private organizations have spacious, clean, quiet environments. County shelters on the other hand have to take in every animal that comes through their doors which is why they are often over crowded, noisy, and stinky. This is not the fault of the animals who landed there. Often times it just takes walking through a shelter to understand why pet overpopulation is such a problem and why it’s so important to spay and neuter your pets and adopt!
Most shelters rely heavily on donations whether monetarily or in the form of food, toys, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, paper, etc. Every dollar counts and animals don’t care if your old blankets and towels are worn or torn.
Help educate others about spay/neuter and adoption. Getting animals seen by sharing posts and pictures helps them find their forever homes and get saved.