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?
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.
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.
by Sherri 7 years ago
What questions should you be asking if you want to be a foster home for a pet?Assuming that folks would like to foster a pet, but have never done so, what questions do they need to ask of themselves and of the shelter or rescue that provides the pet before they make the commitment?
by Sondra 6 years ago
Is it better to adopt a fostered animal instead of one left in a shelter - and if so, why?
by D305 12 months ago
Foster home??I have 2 kids,a 3years old and 2years old.Both of them are in temporary foster home/foster parents. I have case plan with Wesley House for few months, I will get the kids back but I have to pass the case plan. I visit my kids every week for 2hours the kids are very happy to see me they...
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