“It’s a fun twist to a traditional fostering situation for people who might’ve never done it before,” Peters said. “The shelter provides the supplies you need, such as food, medication and a crate, and the following Wednesday after Thanksgiving the pet comes back. But a lot of the times, the pets never have to come back to the shelter. We try to make it really easy for people to say yes and keep that pet forever.”
If families do choose to adopt the pet they host, the shelter waives the adoption fee. This Thanksgiving, Peters has a few senior animals in mind that she especially hopes will find homes for the holidays this year.