Become a Foster Angel





Want to save animals, but can’t foster? Here’s how you can help! Become a TLC Foster Angel.

TLC is a 100% volunteer home-based foster rescue saving hundreds of animals each year. But we can’t do it alone. We have a network of foster families who open their hearts and their homes to animals who might otherwise perish in a shelter. These are sweet cats and dogs, who through no fault of their own, are homeless and in desperate need of food, shelter, medical care and love. Our foster families invest their time, money and hearts saving these sweet souls.

But it takes a village, and you can help! Our foster families need supplies like litter, food, beds, toys and treats. When you become a TLC Foster Angel, we’ll match you with a foster family, and you’ll become part of their good work. Once you’re matched to a foster family, we’ll facilitate an introduction. Then you simply place an occasional pet supply order on Amazon, Chewy or other supplier and have it sent directly to the foster family. In return, your foster family will send you updates and photos of the animals you are helping.




How does the program work?

Once you sign up to be a TLC Foster Angel, we’ll match you with a foster family who could use help purchasing supplies for their foster animals. Our foster family would be in occasional contact with you, and you would simply go online to order pet supplies and send the order directly to the foster family.


How often would I need to send supplies?

The frequency of orders is strictly up to you, but we suggest a monthly order would be helpful. Regardless, each and every donation is seen as a gift and very much appreciated.


How would I know what to send?

By remaining in contact with your foster family, you can be aware of their needs. For instance, some foster families might foster only cats (or only dogs), and by being in contact, you will know what to send. You can also have the foster family keep a “wish list” online at Amazon or other retailers.


I love cats (or dogs). Can I be matched to a foster family who fosters only cats (or dogs)? 

Yes! Just let us know your preference.


How much money am I committing to?

The amount of money you spend on your order and the frequency of those orders are strictly up to you. All donations, regardless of size are very much appreciated.


Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. TLC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Check with your tax advisor for details on your own tax situation.


How do I get started?

Please email or call 309-453-9080. We’ll send a few questions for you to answer, so we can match you with the perfect foster family.


What if I want to help, but can’t commit to an on-going donation?

We welcome any donation whether it’s just a one-time-only gift or a continuing TLC Foster Angel commitment.


Remember TLC Fosters NP is 100% volunteer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations go directly to the care of the animals. Our animals live in homes with families and not in a shelter. We have saved over 1000 animals since our inception and the count grows higher every day. Join us!