Ways You Can Help
Become a Foster Parent
What does it mean to be a Foster 'Parent'?
Do you love animals? Are you a team player? Do you have room in your heart & home for another life?
As a Foster 'Parent' you can experience the satisfaction of giving a pet the socializing, care and training they want, need and deserve while they wait for their forever family to adopt them.
Happy Tails covers all necessary vetting. We need you to get them to their appointments. Also, when donations are available, food, litter and other necessities are supplied. Foster Parents will bring their adoptable pets to our Meet & Greet events held every Saturday from 11-2 at Pet Supplies Plus in St. Clair Shores (Harper at 13 Mile) and the 3rd Sunday of each month at Pet Supplies Plus located at Harper and 13 Mile Rd. Helping an animal find a good home is such a rewarding feeling :)
In addition to monetary support, there are many supplies which are needed to properly care for our foster animals.
Kitten Food (Dry) Cat Litter
Puppy Food (Dry) Baby Gates
Folding Cages Heating Pads Puppy Training Pads Puppy Playpens
Cat Towers/Scratching Posts Bunny Toys
Pet Store Gift Cards Paper Towels
Office Supply Gift Cards Cleaning Supplies
Carefresh Small Animal Bedding (for kittens & rabbits)
Stamps Rabbit Cages
Puppy/Kitten Nursing Kits Envelopes
Please remember, all donations to Happy Tails are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support.
A little time and effort goes a long way! If you are unable to foster or make donations, extra help is always appreciated for our weekend Meet & Greet events (setup and teardown at Meet & Greets requires some lifting), transport of foster pets, at special events, vet visits, or even adoption assistance. If you are able to help with any of these situations then we would love to hear from you :)
I would've died that day, if not for you
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes
I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands
I would've left this life believing that all humans don't care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted
Skin that isn't flea bitten
Good food and enough of it
Someone to love me
To show me I deserve love just because I exist
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me ...
You saved me from the terror of my abuser
Soothing away the memories of my old life
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other animals like me
I've heard you ask yourself in times of despair why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger
Stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room ... to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying
I am the reason
The animals before me are the reason as are
The ones who come after
Our lives would be wasted, our love never given
We would die if not for you