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.
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.
Pom To The Rescue Foster Policies