Animal shelters and rescues across the country and beyond are empowering their foster volunteers to save more lives through Adoption Ambassadors, a foster-assisted adoption program that sends pets to their new families directly from foster homes.
How Adoption Ambassadors Works
Organizations using Adoption Ambassadors and similar foster-assisted adoption programs benefit from implementing lifesaving programs featuring these key components:
- Volunteers act as talent agents for their foster pets—including finding a match and completing the adoption, right up to handing over the leash or carrier
- Research shows animals are seen by a whole new pool of potential adopters and Adoption Ambassadors adoptions result in fewer returns
- Community members, foster volunteers, and staff are energized, empowered, and engaged
“The Adoption Ambassadors campaign not only made us look at fostering in a new way, but also had a huge impact on our community outreach efforts. We’re going to build on this for years to come.”