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Say yes, and help save the lives of shelter dogs and cats. Give fostering a try!


Before You Foster-Ask Yourself these Questions!

Are you able to separate the foster animal from your own pets?

Foster animals should be isolated from your own companion animals for various reasons. A separate room or enclosed area with NO carpet will work best during the introductory days.


Are you able to monitor the health of the foster animals?

You will need to pay attention to signs of illness or worsening of symptoms and call the rescue coordinator if you are concerned. Foster home training will cover what to look for, and the rescue coordinator will help you decide if you should bring the animal in for treatment.



Do you feel comfortable explaining to friends that these animals are not yours to adopt out and that they must go through the regular adoption process?

If you are interested in helping to find homes for your foster animal, refer your friends and family to staff to complete an adoption application.


Foster Qualifications

To be a successful foster parent, you will need a compassionate nature, the cooperation of your family or roommates, flexibility, and some knowledge of animal behavior. You also must understand that there is a possibility that the foster animal may or may not be adopted when returned to the animal's rescue coordinator.
The length of time a foster animal may stay in your home varies with the animal's situation. The average stay is two weeks.



Pom To The Rescue Foster Policies

  • Dogs in the foster home will receive both physical and emotional care. This includes medical treatment, grooming, and most importantly love. Dogs will live in the home and with the family to the extent that this is possible. Where medical conditions or such things as house-breaking necessitate segregation, every effort will be made to provide the dog with the time, attention, and love that she/he would receive if she/he were part of the family.


  • Costs of medical care, including vaccinations, flea treatment, and heartworm preventatives, will be provided by Pom to the Rescue. Except in extreme cases, ordinary supplies, such as toys, food and bedding will be provided by the foster home.


  • Dogs will not be released for adoption to anyone who is not authorized and pre-approved by the rescue coordinator for that animal.


  • Adult dogs will not be released for adoption without being spayed or neutered except for urgent medical necessity, and then only with veterinary approval.


  • Puppies will be held in foster care until a veterinarian verifies that spay/neuter is medically safe; almost always this will be done by 6 months of age. 


  • All adoptions require a contract signed in advance by the President of Pom to the Rescue, as well as by the person adopting the dog.


  • No aggressive dogs will be rescued, and any found to be seriously aggressive after rescue will be euthanized based upon personal judgment and veterinary recommendations. A dog that has bitten someone and drawn blood is considered to be aggressive regardless of the animalís size.


  • If you feel you qualify and would like to try our Foster program, please click here Foster Application and I will email you an application.  Fill out and return application and we will contact you for further information.  Thank you for your consideration, every foster home means one more life saved!



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July 08, 2022 01:31:20 PM