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Puppy Foster Program

Actively recruiting Foster Parents for 2017-2018

The VBAS Puppy Foster Program was established in response to homeless puppies within the city of Burbank arriving without a mother to care for them. Throughout the year, the shelter can receive dozens of puppies less than eight weeks old. Whether they come in as a single stray or an entire litter, these tiny canines are too young to survive in a shelter environment.

Foster volunteers house these young puppies and provide essential care – feeding, socialization with humans and other animals and medical care. Once the foster puppy is old enough and big enough he or she is available for adoption directly from the shelter.

Contact Us: PFP Program questions hilary@thevbas.org



Puppy Foster Volunteer

“Fostering a Puppy Changes the Future”

The Puppy Foster Program is actively recruiting Bottle Feeders and volunteers for 2017-2018!

Each year the Puppy Foster Program (PFP) takes in orphaned puppies to care for until adoption to their forever homes. Our puppy foster program is essential to their well-being. Without programs like the PFP, many of these puppies would not survive. We are always in need of volunteers to open their hearts and homes to raise them to adoption.

What does fostering entail?

Fostering can include rehabilitating sick or injured puppies, but is primarily for orphaned or unsocialized puppies. Foster families provide warm,
loving homes and care for puppies until they can be adopted. The PFP will provide all supplies and medical care needed to foster; the volunteer provides love, care, socialization, and timely attention to medical needs.

Who can foster?

Anyone with a secure environment, the necessary schedule, transportation and the ability to stay connected to PFP can foster puppies. Depending on your availability and experience, there is a foster situation for you. You do not need past experience, our foster program will train and support you during your fostering experience.

What types of puppies go into foster care?

Puppies that are too small to stay at the shelter, anywhere from 1-2 days old up to 8 weeks of age, will come into foster care. Rarely one will need to be bottle fed (bottle feeders) or will be transitioning from the bottle to solid food. Most are eating solid food but may need socialization or medical attention. Based on your availability and experience, our foster program will communicate with you to determine the right match. Puppies often come one at a time, but if a litter comes in we make appropriate arrangements based on the needs of the puppies.

What would my responsibilities include as a foster parent?

Caring for puppies, making sure they are eating and drinking, providing medications according to the medical staff (if applicable), bringing puppies in for routine or as needed appointments, or for showing to the public, and communicating with the foster program as to the progress of the foster puppies. Puppies stay in foster care until they are ready for adoption directly from the shelter. Foster volunteers are not usually involved in the adoptions.

This sounds great! How can I become involved?

If you want to open your home to foster puppies, please complete our Puppy Foster Application. Our PFP recruiter will be in touch with you upon receiving your profile.

If fostering puppies is not possible but you would still like to help the program:

Want to Volunteer?

For more information, please contact:
PFP Recruiter: Jen Ligler
jenligler@thevbas.org

Next Steps:
Please complete the Puppy Foster Volunteer Application. You will be interviewed to match your lifestyle with the appropriate puppy.



Community Outreach

As part of our effort to achieve the goals set forth in our organization’s mission statement, the VBAS strives to be an educational resource within the community for animal lovers and pet owners. Knowledge and tools regarding a variety of animal care topics are shared with the public via VBAS publications, presentations and social networking sites.



About Us

Mission Statement

The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) animal service agency, is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community.

Vision Statement

While serving the Burbank Community, the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter will provide the best possible care to the animal residents at the Burbank Animal Shelter. We will achieve this vision through constant education of our volunteer leaders, implementing an animal-friendly adoption policy that places our residents in the best possible homes and prevent as many animals as possible from entering the shelter through an aggressive spay/neuter program. Our organization will become a model for similar volunteer animal welfare organizations.



City of Burbank Animal Shelter

Location
1150 North Victory Place
Burbank, CA 91502
Map

Contact Information
Phone: (818) 238-3340

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Closed Monday and Major Holidays

The Burbank Animal Shelter will be closed on the following holidays:

Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day
Friday, November 11 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25 Day After Thanksgiving
Monday, December 26 Christmas Day (observed)

Burbank Animal Shelter Website (External Link)



Kitten Foster Volunteer

“Foster a Kitten- Save 9 Lives”

kfpvThe Kitten Foster Program is actively recruiting Bottle Feeders and volunteers for the 2018 Season!

Each year the Kitten Foster Program (KFP) takes in hundreds of kittens to care for and facilitate adoptions to their forever homes. Our kitten foster program is essential to their well-being. Each year, thousands of animals enter the shelter system around the country, sadly less than 50% make it out. Without programs like the KFP, many of these kittens would not survive. We are always in need of volunteers to open their hearts and homes to raise them to adoption.

What does fostering entail?

Kitten foster parents are volunteers who provide temporary homes and care to young kittens until they are adopted. Fostering includes rehabilitating sick, injured, orphaned, or unsocialized kittens. Foster families provide warm, loving homes and care for kittens until they can be adopted. The KFP will provide all supplies needed to foster, the volunteer provides love, care, socialization, timely attention to medical needs and meets with potential adopters either at home or at adoption fairs.

Who can foster?

Anyone with some spare time can foster kittens. Depending on your availability and experience, there is a kitten foster for you. You do not need past experience, our foster program will train and support you during your fostering experience.

What types of kittens go into foster care?

Kittens that are too small to stay at the shelter; anywhere from 1-2 days old up to 8 weeks of age will come into foster care. Some need to be bottle fed (bottle feeders), some are transitioning from the bottle to solid food, others are eating solid food but may need socialization or medical attention. Based on your availability and experience, our foster program will communicate with you to determine the right match.

What would my responsibilities include as a foster parent?

Caring for kittens, making sure they are eating and using the litter box, providing medications according to the medical staff (if applicable), bringing kittens in for routine or as needed appointments, attending adoption events, and communicating with the foster program as to the progress of the foster kittens. Kittens stay in foster care until they are adopted. Foster volunteers also follow up with adopters after adoption to ensure the foster family and kitten are acclimating well.

This sounds great! How can I become involved?

If you want to open your home to foster kittens, please complete our Kitten Foster Volunteer Profile. Our recruiter will be in touch with you upon receiving your profile.

If fostering kittens is not possible but you would still like to help the program:

Want to Volunteer?

For more information, please contact:
KFP Recruiter: Fabiola
fabiola@thevbas.org

Next Steps:
Please complete the Kitten Foster Family Profile. You will be interviewed to match your lifestyle with the appropriate kitten group.