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FOSTER HOME INFORMATION

Taking care of and loving an animal as your own and then adopting your friend out to a new home is a difficult task for all of us. On the other hand, it is very rewarding to know that you have helped a wonderful animal find its forever home. If you believe you have what it takes to be a loving caring foster parent, please read through the requirements thoroughly and submit a Foster Home Application. Please start the process by calling us at 804-867-7534 or by email (hscc.adoptions@gmail.com).

FOSTER HOME REQUIREMENTS

Foster parents must be able to fulfill the following duties:
  • Allow the foster animal to act as a member of the family
  • Allow the foster animal to be inside, especially in the evenings/nights. Fosters are not "outside only" animals. No exceptions.
  • Be willing to accept an untrained foster animal and assist in the training of the foster animal. Foster families must follow any training recommendations The Humane Society of Caroline County suggests.
  • Follow the feeding directions set forth by The Humane Society of Caroline.
  • Adequately exercise and socialize the foster animal.
  • Administer any and all medications needed and provide care to "special needs"
  • Keep the foster animal clean/groomed and in a presentable condition
  • Transport the foster dog to and from vet appointments as deemed necessary. (Assistance with this is available).
  • Possess some animal experience
  • Families new to fostering must meet at their home with the foster/adoption coordinator prior to fostering
  • If the foster family lives in a rental, written consent from the landlord must be provided
  • If the foster family has other pets, all pets must be altered, current on vaccines, and on flea prevention. Additionally, the foster family must be willing to agree to a socialization interview with the other pets before placement
  • Sign a volunteer agreement stating that the foster home is willing to follow the above mentioned requirements
  • All food is supplied, necessary vaccines and veterinarian costs are taken care of by the Humane Society of Caroline County.

WE HAVE MANY OTHER WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CAROLINE RESCUE PROGRAM!

PLEASE CONTACT US TO LEARN HOW.