Foster FAQ's

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How long am I expected to foster?


Length of stay varies by pet, depending on how socialized they may be, health status, behavior training, and interest from potential adopters. We expect our foster homes to care for the pet until they are adopted.




What do I have to pay for as a foster?


Nothing, unless you want to spoil them a little more! Paws for Life provides all medical care and pet supplies. Every dog foster home will be provided (as needed): -dog food, treats, and dishes -crate and bed -toys and Nylabones -collar, leash, ID tag, and freedom harness
-dog safety belt -car seat cover -grooming tools Every cat foster home will be provided (as needed): -cat food, treats, and dishes -carrier and bed -litter, litterbox, and scooper -toys -cat tower, scratching post and/or cubby -grooming tools




What if my foster needs to go to the vet?


Our medical coordinators will schedule routine appointments for vaccines and spay/nueter surgery. They will coordinate with your schedule and choose the closest partnered vetrinary practice to you, when possible. If it is an emergency. IMMEDIATELY transport your foster to the nearest emergency vet clinic and call your foster care coordinator. If your foster pet is injured or ill (non-emergency), contact your foster care coordinator, explain the issues and request an appointment to the vet be scheduled.




Can I adopt my foster pet?


YES!! As a volunteer/ foster parent you have the first right to adopt. Contact your foster care coordinator as soon as you come to that decision.




What if my foster pet isn't working out?


Contact your foster care coordinator immediately to report any and all safety or health concerns regarding your foster. We will work with you to resolve the issues, or move the foster to a different home as soon as possible.