Tips for being a successful pet foster home.

  1. Sally's Trove profile image80
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    Tips for being a successful pet foster home.

    How is being a foster different from being an owner? How to work with the rescue or shelter that provided the foster pet?

  2. mandolynn profile image56
    mandolynnposted 7 years ago

    When you are a foster parent, your purpose is to help that animal get ready to be adopted into a forever home. Animals that are fostered often need more help than the shelter can give them, behaviorally, for health reasons, or many others. It's your job to train and work with the animal so that they know how to be a part of a loving permanent home. Being an owner, you have promised that animal to be there for them forever. You can't (unless you treat pets as possessions) give them away. With foster animals, you can't get too attached unless you want to end up adopting every animal you try to foster, which I am notorious for doing.

  3. dearabbysmom profile image76
    dearabbysmomposted 6 years ago

    Foster homes help prepare the animal for a forever home. If the dog (for example) is completely vetted, well-mannered, house broken, socialized, knows basic commands, etc., it is less likely it will be returned after adopting. Many dogs going in to foster care are strays or have been abused, and work must be done with them before they are ready to live a "normal" life.