How to Use Doobert to Search for Foster Pets


Did you know that you can now search for foster pets near your area right on Doobert? 


It’s one of the features that come with our newest innovation called Fosterspace, which is meant to help organizations and volunteers overcome foster-related challenges.


You’ll be able to locate animals that need fostering within a particular area, specify your preferred animal type and breed, and easily submit an application once you find the pet you want to bring home!


You’ll find everything you need to know down below!



How to Create Your Foster Profile


To start searching for foster pets using Fosterspace, the first thing you need to do is to create a foster profile.


This will show organizations that you’re available to foster and also allow them to go through your profile to see whether or not you’re compatible with a foster pet when you submit an application.


Step 1: Go to the Fosterspace tab


Step 2: Click Fill Out Your Foster Profile


Step 3: Provide the necessary information

First, select the duration of time that you’re available to foster. You can select more than one.


Next, specify the type of animal you prefer to foster and any existing pets.


Provide some basic information about your household and your experience as a foster.


Below this, you’re asked to tell a little bit about your current home environment as well.


Lastly, provide some references.


Step 4: Click Save


Step 5: Activate your Foster Profile

After hitting Save, your foster profile is automatically activated by default. However, you have the option to switch it off once you’re no longer available to foster.


To switch it back on, you simply go to Info then scroll down to My Interests and click on the toggle switch for Foster Profile.


How to Find Foster Pets


Now that you’ve created your foster profile, you can now start searching for foster pets around your area. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to the Fosterspace tab


Step 2: Click Nearby Animals Needing Foster


Step 3: Refine your search criteria for accurate results

Enter your location.


Select the animal type and breed you wish to foster.


Choose your preferred gender.


And select the options that apply to the animal you want to foster. Are you open to fostering an animal that does best in a cat, dog, or kid-free household? If not, you can leave this section as is.

How to Apply as a Foster


After refining your search criteria, Fosterspace will come back with all the animals that fall under the category. You can then look through the results until you find the perfect foster pet.


Step 1: Click Foster Me

When you find the animal you want to foster, click on their image to view their animal profile then go ahead and click Foster Me.


Step 2: Click Submit


You’ll see a pop-up message letting you know that your application has been successfully submitted.


Step 3: Wait for an approval email

If the organization approves your foster application, you’ll receive a confirmation email.


Hit Accept to let the organization know you’re still interested in fostering.



Ready to find the foster pet of your dreams? Create your foster profile today!

Not yet a volunteer? Sign up here!


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