FOSTERING IS A REWARDING OPPORTUNITY ……………
Our Rescue is comprised of all foster homes who are willing and able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for each rescue animal.
Fostering is a great way that you can help out animals in need!
Are you able to provide a safe, secure and loving environment for a dog or cat in need of a place to stay?
We work with our foster homes to find the best match for each foster home. Veterinary and food expenses are provided for.
Foster home training is provided which includes crate and house training, obedience, medical issues, etc.>
We are always available and flexible should an issue arise.
It can be very difficult to let go once you have become emotionally attached to the animals! Be prepared for tears and heartache when the day comes that your foster dog or cat may be adopted. Know that they are much more likely to find a loving, permanent home because of YOUR care!
Can you place your trust in FODR staff to decide what is the best for the animal?
Do you feel comfortable explaining to friends that these animals are not yours to adopt out and that they must go through the regular adoption process at FODR?
If you are interested in helping to find homes for your foster animals, refer your friends and family to the FODR shelter staff to complete an adoption application.
To be a successful foster parent, you will need a compassionate nature, the cooperation of your family or roommates, flexibility, and some knowledge of animal behavior. Y
The length of time a foster animal may stay in your home varies with the animal's situation.
The foster coordinator must approve all foster homes.
The Foster Coordinator will conduct a home visit prior to receiving the first foster animal.
You must not foster for any other organization other than FODR.
Our foster animals must be housed in a stress-free environment and preferably in a climate-controlled area.
Foster Policies and Procedures
A foster volunteer will identify the type of animal they would like to foster, i.e., puppies, large or small dogs, cats, etc. The foster coordinator will make the final decision about which animals are to be placed in foster.
Animals placed in foster will not have known contagious or life-threatening illnesses.
A veterinarian must examine foster animals as directed by FODR. release it. The animal will then be returned to the foster home.
There should not be more than five animals in a foster home, including pets and fosters. The foster coordinator will determine any exceptions. All private pets must be up to date on all shot records and be altered before a volunteer can foster.
Foster animals are the sole property of the FODR and will not be adopted or given to anyone without the permission of FODR.
If terminated from the Foster Program and in possession of a foster animal, the animal must be returned to FODR.