Who We Are:
Introducing fosterspace, a 501c3 nonprofit developing a new online platform that disrupts the status quo of animal fostering. With your help, we aim to be the number one source for foster recruitment and save more lives.
Fostering has a measurable and immediate impact on animal lifesaving whether it is a couple months or even just a few hours. The break from stressful shelter environments can also ensure adoptable pets put their best paw forward. However, many people who love animals and want to support rescue organizations don’t realize that fostering can make such a difference — or may not even know that fostering is an option at all!
We believe the untapped potential of foster homes is the key to animal lifesaving. That’s where the fosterspace platform comes in.
What Will It Do?
With fosterspace, foster needs and availability will no longer be disconnected. We have revamped the foster sign up experience in a way that is fun, engaging and easy! Interested fosters will be able to discover local organizations by taking our personality quiz to learn about types of foster needs that fit their preferences or by browsing the directory.
For rescue organizations, the platform will provide detailed profiles of potential fosters, providing a stream of foster homes that will help place more animals. This reduces the time and effort it takes to recruit new fosters, freeing up valuable resources.
But we don’t stop there: rescues will also be able to push their foster pleas out on social networks with one-click, further reducing the time and energy it takes for outreach messaging about specific animals.
And for fosterspace users, they can receive immediate push notifications and SMS messages when new foster animals become available at their favorite organizations or in their area.
With the backbone of Doobert, the Uber of rescue animal transport, we will close the loop on animal lifesaving by helping organizations find volunteer transportation and foster homes, so we can clear the shelters and save more lives.
fosterspace will truly become the interconnected network of communication and connectivity between people and rescue organizations who love animals.
How Will You Do It?
Tech companies usually need hundreds of thousands of dollars to get started so how can we accomplish this platform with just $10,000? Simple.
1. Our board consists of unpaid volunteers.
2. Doobert will be powering our platform which means a lot of the infrastructure already exists. By combining our efforts with over 1,200 registered organizations and over 23,000 existing volunteers, we strengthen our impact and help ensure that communication does not breakdown between platforms.
Your generous donation will support our efforts to place 500 cats & dogs into foster homes and recruit an additional 2,000 fosters within the first 6 months of launch. Our project has been broken down into small, realistic milestones, that will be achieved with little funding and allow fosterspace to grow organically.
Join us, and let’s send pets home!