Second Chance For Pets

Volunteering and Pet Fostering

Volunteer With Second Chance

Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: scheduling vet appointments, transporting animals to vet appointments and to foster homes, cleaning the shelter and providing basic animal care, dog walking, screening potential new adopters by making vet reference checks for us, delivery and/or pick up of donated or needed supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for Second Chance for Pets, please fill out this short application and a Second Chance member will get back to you.

*If you’ve borrowed a kennel, crate or feral live trap we ask that you please return them; specifically live traps as we are running low. Please do not take them to animal control. We are willing to come get them if you cannot drop them off.

Contact us directly at 217-935-3488

Volunteering Form

Foster Homeless Pets

Do you have a fenced-in yard? Do you have spare time and love animals? Do you want to play an important part in placing a pet in its forever home? If so, please fill out this short application and we will get back to you to discuss our foster care program. Please review the following requirements/guidelines for our fostering program before submitting an application:

  • If you have current pets, they must be current on vaccinations, including bordetella - which is the kennel cough vaccine - because you may be taking pets from a shelter environment, and your first priority is your own pet's health.
  • We cannot guarantee how long you will have that specific pet, so once you commit to foster you are committed until they are adopted which could be several weeks to several months.
  • All foster pets must be kept indoors. Foster dogs must be crated within the home when you are not there to supervise their actions. We will not be held financially responsible for any damage they may cause to your home, property, or otherwise.
  • We will pay for any vet care while the pet is in a foster home, and we can provide food as it is available to us.
  • As a foster parent, you will be responsible for the following things:
    • Basic training of the pet: leash training, house and kennel training, socialization, etc.
    • Transport to and from “showing” to potential adopters to the Clinton area as well as possibly to one of our vets located in Bloomington-Normal or Decatur.
  • Many of our foster homes do what is called “crate and rotate” as they have pets that don’t get along.  It’s a temporary solution that works until the pet can find the perfect home.

If you are not comfortable with all of the requirements and guidelines above, then please pass the word to others who might be better suited for such a situation. We cannot promise you a perfect foster pet, but we can promise you the rewarding feeling of knowing when that pet is placed that you saved a wonderful life and because of you they will have a happy ending!

Fostering Form