REACH Rescue utilizes licensed foster homes as the foundation for caring for the animals that we rescue. The foster care environment is far superior to that of a shelter in that each animal has an opportunity to be socialized more quickly, to be assisted in overcoming issues relative the their shelter or abusive past life, and to be loved and cared for in a home environment with family, children, other pets and a yard in which to play.
Fostered animals respond more quickly to training, family life and affection than animals that continue to be sheltered after being rescued. They are healthier because they are less prone to illness by not being exposed to new shelter rescues on an ongoing basis. Most important is the fact that our experienced fosters learn the personality, temperament, needs and any “baggage” that comes with a rescued animal. This knowledge is shared with our adopters giving the adopting family some insight as to how they might best continue with their new pets training and adjustment to their new home.