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Requirements: What Do I Need to Foster?
Be 18 years or older
Have your household pets up to date on vaccines and preventions
Have permission from your landlord to house an animal if you rent
Be willing and able to bring your fosters into the shelter for regular updates and vaccinations
We provide all the food, supplies and medical services as well as all the support you could ask for - all we need from you is love, attention and a little space in your home.
Step 1 - Complete the foster care application.
Step 2 - Attend Foster Orientation. EMERGENCY FOSTERS CAN SKIP THIS.
Step 3 - When you are ready to foster, complete the Foster On-Deck Survey
Step 4 - Staff will contact you when your foster is ready for pickup!
What does it mean to be "On-Deck"?
By doing the On-Deck survey you are letting the shelter know that you can be ready immediately for any animals that need fostering. In the survey we ask what kind of animals you can handle at this time and how many. The staff then uses this information to match you with any potential fosters that come in. This survey is completed each time you are ready for new fosters so that you can adjust your preferences and level of comfort with new more challenging cases.
Will the foster animal have accidents in the house or cause damage?
Foster animals, like any other companion animal, may have bathroom accidents or chew on valuable items. Supervision and preparing a safe place in you home will help prevent most accidents. Crate training for dogs can be especially helpful to keep them safe and out of mischief.
Won't it be hard to give them back to the shelter when the foster is over?
More than likely, you will become emotionally attached to your foster animal but you can take comfort in knowing the incredibly important part you have played in helping that animal find the loving permanent home they deserve.
Worst case scenario they have already found their forever home with you and that's fine. We prefer our fosters not to adopt so that they can continue to foster for us but we completely understand that sometimes you just can't help falling in love.
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