How it works
Fostering provides a temporary home for a rescued dog/cat until a permanent “forever” home can be found. It also provides time for a pet to adjust or re-adjust to living in a home, and to learn socialization and good manners. For some pets, the foster home also provides time to recover from an illness or medical procedure before he or she can be made available for adoption.
What foster parents do
How long will a foster dog/cat stay in my care?
Time in a foster home can range from several days to several months.
Paws For Seniors Responsibilities
Paying for medical care. All medical care will be covered by Paws For Seniors if provided by an approved Paws For Seniors hospital or clinic.
Basic necessities, if needed. Paws For Seniors can provide food, bed, collars, leashes, belly bands, diapers.
Providing daily mental and physical exercise suitable to the needs of your foster dog/cat.
Providing a safe, quiet environment free of stress.
Administering any medications prescribed by a veterinarian.
Transporting your dog/cat to veterinarian appointments if necessary. Assistance will be provided for those that do not have transportation.
Transporting your dog/cat to at least one monthly Paws For Seniors Adoption event. Assistance will be provided for those who do not have transportation.
Weekly check-in with Paws For Seniors regarding the status of your current foster dog/cat.
Promoting your Paws For Seniors dog/cat in a positive manner to the public and providing honest information to those who inquire about your Paws For Seniors dog/cat.
If medical treatment is needed, going to one of Paws For Seniors’s approved veterinarian clinics and hospitals. Other arrangements can be made if approved by Paws For Seniors prior to treatment.
Communicating any behavior or medical problems to a Paws For Seniors mentor immediately and providing weekly status updates.
If, at any time, you feel that you cannot properly care for your Paws For Seniors dog/cat, you must give Paws For Seniors at least 5 days’ notice before returning the dog/cat.
The foster agrees that the dog/cat remains under the jurisdiction of Paws For Seniors and cannot be abandoned, sold or given to a shelter, retail establishment or research institution.
The foster understands that Paws For Seniors has the right to remove the foster dog/cat from the foster home at any time.
To join the Paws For Seniors Foster Home Network, apply today!
NOTE: We will check references and do a home check and an interview so we can get to know your experience, capabilities and how we can help you to become a fabulous life saving Foster family.
Our foster dogs wear ID tags donated by Dog Tag Art.