Important questions to ask yourself before you foster:
- Do you have a space in your home to use as a foster area?
An enclosed area, such as a spare bedroom or bathroom, mud room or laundry room tends to be ideal. Remember, some foster animals may need more “privacy” than others.
- Do you have time to foster?
While some animals require just 30-60 minutes of care each day, some need much more frequent interaction. Be sure to consider how much time you have to spare when choosing which foster animals are right for you.
- Will you be able to commit to check-up appointments?
Foster parents should expect that their animals will need routine vet care while in their home. Healthy animals will likely need booster vaccines every 3-4 weeks while sick animals may need to be seen by the veterinarian as frequently as once per week.