Preparing the Room for Pets
Before you bring home your foster(s), make sure that you have a suitable place for them to stay. A bathroom often works well. The room should adhere to the following guidelines:
- A space where temperature can be controlled.
- The space has been disinfected by using a mild bleach solution (1 part bleach to 32 parts water).
- Separate from other household pets.
- Can withstand messes: spilt water or food, vomit, urine, feces, etc.
- No breakable items.
- Electrical outlets and wires are blocked.
- No small items.
- Secured windows (closed or with a secure screen).
- Secured appliances (toilet lids closed).
- Everything you will need to care for you foster will be provided free of charge.Check below for further tips on how to properly set up your new fosters environment.
- Indoors only (do not let your foster cat/kitten outdoors).
- A large crate or separate room (bathroom or large closet) is best.
- Dogs should be kept indoors in a crate when unattended or a separate room/office.
- Dogs should be on a leash at all times when outdoors unless in a private secure fenced in area. Recommended fence height is six feet.
- Foster dog/puppies are not permitted to go to dog parks.
- Dog parks can be extremely dangerous environments; there are no lifeguards or professionals at a dog park when conflicts arise
- Not every dog is safe
- While dogs are social animals, they are individuals and do not like every dog they meet
- Dogs have a variety of play styles and these play styles can be conflicting and instigate fights
- Indoors – kitchen or bathroom. Baby gate or corral provided upon request.
- Puppies should be around humans for socialization purposes and should not be isolated.
- Puppies should be kept in a crate at all time when not under supervision. Crates are provided.
- Outdoors – only if supervised by an adult. Puppies younger than 5 months should NEVER go to off-leash areas because they are not fully vaccinated.
- Puppies should not be exposed to other dogs or places frequent- ed by other dogs due to the risk of diseases such as parvovirus.
Types of Animals That Need Foster Homes
- Puppies or kittens too young to be adopted
- Abused dogs or cats that need socialization and love
- Injured dogs or cats recovering from surgery
- Sick dogs or cats
- An abandoned mother with a litter of kittens or puppies
- Any animal when the shelter becomes overcrowded
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