If you have the extra time and LOVE in your home to care for a dog or cat in need, you can fill out a Foster Application (online) and bring or mail it to ARF or call ARF 845-831-5161. Sometimes we take in animals that need to physically heal from surgery and/or need a much less stressful environment. Stress plays a major part in how quickly these animals heal. Being a resident in a shelter makes these animals very stressed out. We could use some temporary homes for future emergency situations.