Provide a temporary home for an abandoned animal until it is adopted-this is a committment to save a life!
You must have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation so that you can transport your foster animal to vet trips and adoption events.
If you are living with a roommate or are renting One by One must have your landlord and/or roommate’s written agreement for your participation in fostering an animal.
You must be at least 25 years of age.
Must agree to a home visit.
Must either foster the pet inside their home or have an outdoor facility that provides protection from the elements (extreme heat or cold)
Must be able to transport the foster animal to and from adoption events and vet appointments.
Must be able to foster your pet through to adoption.
We have a very limited amount of foster homes that stay constantly at capacity so if you can’t continue to foster your pet this creates an extreme hardship on the remaining foster homes. Most likely your pet will have to be boarded which increases costs for the rescue group.
In the event due to unforeseen circumstances, you can no longer foster your animal and it has to be boarded, you must be able to provide transport for the animal from boarding to adoption events and back to boarding.
By no means should this be taken to mean that if a foster animal behaves aggressively that you should continue to foster the animal.
You must have knowledge of animal behavior and be willing to accept mistakes.
For example, even a fully house trained animal will often have an accident when placed in a foster home-new environment can create confusion on "where to go".
Even the best behaved animals will at times behave badly. Animals are beings that feel stress, have anxiety, and have emotions just like people. They might chew on a shoe, so be prepared for this and pick up your valuables.
You need to understand the difference between a normal "tiff" between animals and true aggressiveness. Again, not all animals will like each other.
You need to understand the difference between "mouthing" and biting.
You must be patient and tolerant. One mistake should not cost an animal its foster home. Put yourself in their shoes. They ended up abandoned by their family, arrived at the shelter, and then were placed in your home. This is very confusing and stressful. Often fosters just need some time to feel safe again.
Do not expect your foster animal to behave like your own personal animals. Each animal is an individual and it takes time for them to learn the rules. Think back, were your own animals perfectly behaved when you first got them? Probably not, you had to teach them how to behave. It is no different with a foster animal.
This is a commitment and an investment of your time to help save a life. If it was easy, then everyone would do it. Although it is a short time frame commitment, it is still a commitment and requires serious consideration before embarking on this venture.
To: 1) rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals, rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and find them loving permanent adoptive homes 2) hance our local community by offering programs or services involving animals that benefit the citizens of our community; and 3) increase public awareness of issues involving abandoned, abused and injured animals.
One by One Friends of Animals, Inc ("One by One") differs from other rescues by striving to save animals, mostly dogs, that other rescues in our local area are unable to take due to size, breed or health issues. We saw that medium and large breed dogs were underserved in our community and needed a lifeline as the typical shelter stay is often insufficient to provide these loving animals with the time needed to find them a forever home.
One by One is 100% volunteer run so that every dollar goes directly to the animals. There are no salaries paid and most administrative supplies are donated.
Since being formed in June 2014, One by One has been involved either directly or indirectly in saving 899 lives that would have otherwise been lost. We are extremely proud of these figures and would not have been able to achieve this goal without the support of our community, volunteers, rescue partners, and you!
We'll work with your schedule.
Your homeOWASSO, OK74055
November 15, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 21
Typically 3 months or less, but it could be longer
Must be willing to foster the animal until adopted