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.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 Pet Medical Care
Planned PEThood is known for providing the highest possible standard of care for our foster pets in our clinic in Duluth. 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.I'm interested. What do I do next?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you are interested in fostering cats/kittens or dogs/puppies. We will have someone get in contact with you as soon as possible to answer your questions and help you through the application process.
- Animal Care / Handling
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training