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 foster pet is afraid of your child, etc. Contact your rescue organization immediately if you are unable to continue fostering a particular pet. If they have a facility, you will likely be asked to transport the pet back to them. Or they may move the pet to another foster home. In the meantime, if someone in your family is not getting along with your foster pet (or vice versa) keep your foster dog or cat separated from others as a precaution.