Heartland is always in need of fosters for their menagerie of adoptable pets. All of their winged, meowing, barking, twitching, scaly and furry adoptable pets stay with loving foster families until they are adopted to their fur-ever family. Heartland believes foster homes are so much better for the pets than a physical shelter. Not being in a crowded, noisy place behind a fence is always better for an animal's stress and anxiety levels. A foster family can really get to know the pet's personality; what they like or don't like or even what their favorite toys are and they can then pass that information onto the pet's potential new parents. This method also helps socialize the pet to humans as well as other animals. The foster parents can teach the pet basic obedience as well as properly potty train them before they are adopted. Foster parents can also provide special attention and cuddles to timid, ill or ageing pets.
Heartland is also in need of volunteers and there are plenty of jobs to go around! You could transport the animals from the vet, boarding facilities and adoption events, be a dog-walker, staff or organizing adoption events, or much, much more! If you have some spare time, a caring heart and a skill or two, Heartland would be grateful for your help!