What if My Foster Pet Isn’t a Good Fit for My Home?

  We strongly recommend that, when possible, you make arrangements for all of your family members (men, children, dogs) to meet your potential foster pet before he or she comes into your home. It’s also important to understand that sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Perhaps your pets are not accepting your foster or the 

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Can I Adopt My Foster Pet?

  When it’s time for your foster pet to move on, it can be difficult to say goodbye. Some families do end up adopting their foster pet. If you think this is something you may want to do, please discuss this with the rescue organization before you agree to foster.    It takes special people 

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What kind of experience do I need in order to foster?

  While it can be helpful to have experience with pets, it’s not always necessary. Many adult and senior dogs and cats have lived in a home before and need little to no training. Of course, there’s always an adjustment period while they get to know your house rules, schedule, etc., so you want to 

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What about my own pets?

  Plan on keeping your pets separate from your foster pet for a period of time.   The rescue organization should be able to advise you on the health status of the pet and if their veterinarian advises keeping pets separate and for how long. Talk with your own veterinarian as well, regarding any precautions 

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What supplies will I need?

  The rescue organization may be able to provide some of the items you will need. Puppy & Dog Foster Homes will need Some method of confining for slow introductions to your pets, possible quarantine and/or training purposes (crate, baby gate) Dog Food and Bowls Leash, Collar and ID Tag Dog Toys Enzymatic pet cleaner 

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What does it cost to foster?

  While all rescue organizations differ, all groups should provide all medical care that is needed for the pet. Many groups also provide pet food and supplies, so your costs should be minimal. Of course, any supplies you can provide will enable the rescue organization to help even more animals.   Your rescue organization should 

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How long do pets need to be fostered?

  Foster period lengths depend on why the pet needs a foster home and how the organization finds homes for its adoptable pets. The average foster period is about a month. Some pets only need a foster family for a week or so. (ie while they waiting to be transported to an adopter or rescue group 

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