Foster parents fulfill a critical component of Pet Network’s life-saving work. Anyone with the compassion and willingness to help animals-in-need can serve as a foster parent. Foster terms can range from a few days or weeks to a month or more, depending on the preferences of the foster parent and the needs of the animal. Foster homes are most needed for: animals who are sick, animals that have had a very long length of stay, animals who need socialization, pregnant moms or moms with nursing kittens or puppies, orphaned kittens and puppies, and animals too young for spay/neuter.