Foster a Homeless Pet
Foster care is a rewarding experience. Because we do not operate a shelter, the number of pets we can help is limited by the number of foster homes we have available to care for them. The more foster homes willing to provide rescued pets a temporary, loving home, the more animals we are able to save. It's a small investment of time for a huge return in knowing you have saved an animal's life.
Please consider being a foster parent, it's one of the biggest contributions you can make!
If you are interested in fostering a homeless pet, we need you!
Responsibilities as a Foster Parent
As a foster parent, you provide food, water, training, grooming, transportation to vet care and adoption events, and a lot of TLC. Foster parents play an important role in the adoption process. No one knows and can market your foster pets better than you! Typically, foster pets will remain with their foster parents until they are adopted. This may be a matter of days, weeks, or in some cases, months.
Foster Care Program Guidelines
Planned PEThood has established medical protocols that you will be asked to follow. Someone will review these with you before you receive a foster pet.
As a foster parent for Planned PEThood, you have a commitment to the foster animal. We ask you to monitor the foster animal's behavior, intake/output, condition of fur / ears / nails, etc., and notify us of any concerns or questions.
You will be given the name and contact information for your foster home mentor. The foster home mentor will be available to foster parents and foster parents should contact them directly with any concerns. Foster animals should be under the direct supervision of the foster parent at all times. If a foster parent must travel away from home, contact your mentor or Planned PEThood's foster care coordinator for instructions.
Foster Pet Medical Care
Planned PEThood is known for providing the highest possible standard of care for our foster pets. Our kitten intake protocol has been uniquely designed by our veterinarian to give these little ones a healthy start. A Medical Records Sheet is provided to the foster home with each foster placement. The foster parent is required to keep the Medical Records Sheet updated and provide a copy to the adopters. This sheet provides the prospective adopter with important information about their new pet, as well as maintaining proper records for our group. Your mentor will discuss with you the requirements and timing of vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, and other routine medical care in a timely fashion. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, tested (FeLV/FIV for cats, heartworm for dogs), and microchipped.