History

Heather’s Foster Dogs was formed in late 2013 by a group of dedicated former shelter volunteers and fosters looking to change the outlook for area animal shelters and the homeless pets in their community.

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HFD is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization certified by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The group pulled their first fosters in March 2014 and look forward to saving as many lives as possible!

 

Heather’s Foster Dogs is a member of the No More Homeless Pets Network which works with rescue organizations and shelters around the country that are reducing euthanasia rates and saving lives in their communities.

Together, we can Save Them All®.

Heather’s Foster Dogs has been certified by Guidestar with the Bronze Seal of Transparency.

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Annual Statistical Summaries
We began 2016 with 10 dogs in foster care. During the year, we transferred in 123 dogs. Heather’s Foster Dogs adopted out 110 dogs & 2 dogs were returned to owners. As of 31 December 2016, we had 21 dogs in foster care.

As of 31 December 2015, Heather’s Foster Dogs had 11 dogs in foster care. During the year, we transferred in 86 dogs. Heather’s Foster Dogs adopted out 86 dogs & 1 was returned to the owner. As of 31 December 2015, 10 dogs were in foster care.

 

 

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Heather’s Foster Dogs is a proud member of Shelter Animals Count, a collaborative effort with broad representation from the animal welfare community. By creating standardized reporting and definitions for shelter statistics including intake, adoptions, return-to-owner, transfers, euthanasia and shelter deaths, we will increase live outcomes. The board is dedicated to furthering more transparency with anonymity through sharing of shelter data to increase lifesaving opportunities.

 

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