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"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
Becoming A Foster Parent
Thanks to the generosity and commitment of so many of our volunteers, DunRoamin' now has a Foster Parent Program for our strays. You need no experience with pets or fostering to join our program. We match a foster pet with your level of experience, your home environment (ie. other pets, children, work and travel schedules, etc), as well as your preferences.
The purpose of our Foster Parent Program is to provide a home environment for our rescued animals while they await permanent placement. Foster homes provide a less stressful environment than a shelter, pound or other facility and speed up the socialization process by allowing the animal to interact with people regularly. Foster Parents are essential to the welfare and proper placement of our animals, as they increase the pet's chance of finding a loving, permanent home by evaluating the animal and providing our adoption counselors with a profile of the animal's character and personality, as well as being able to observe their actions and interactions in a home environment.
Before going to a foster home, all DunRoamin' pets have been:
It is common for foster pets to require follow-up vet care (at DunRoamin' expense) while they are in foster care.
- examined by a veterinarian
- tested for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia Virus (cats)
- vaccinated as appropriate
- spayed/neutered or booked for surgery as appropriate
- treated for fleas and other parasites as well as for other conditions as necessary
Foster parent responsibilities include :
- Providing a safe and loving temporary home.
- Providing basic supplies such as food and litter. DunRoamin' can assist by providing food and litter when available. We can also loan carriers, litter boxes, and other supplies if needed and when available.
- Monitoring the pet's health, seeking authorization from DunRoamin' for follow-up medical care (at DunRoamin's expense) and taking the pet to authorized vet appointments.
- Monitoring the pet's behaviour and seeking advice from DunRoamin' when required.
- Following DunRoamin's recommendations on socializing and integrating (or isolating) the pet within your household, as appropriate.
- Abiding by DunRoamin' adoption policies and facilitating the pet's adoption (ie: making the pet available for meetings by prospective adopters). DunRoamin' may request that foster parents bring their foster pets to adoption fairs as appropriate (ie: depending on the pet's health, temperament and the foster parent's availability).
- DunRoamin' cats must not be allowed outside and must not be declawed. DunRoamin' dogs must not be allowed to run loose outside and must not be tied outside for prolonged periods of time.
- Foster parents must not strike or otherwise physically harm any foster animal or allow anyone else to do so.
- Foster animals may be returned or exchanged at any time at the discretion of the foster parent and/or DunRoamin'. However, at least 24 hours notice is required, as accommodations may not be immediately available.
- While we welcome input from foster parents regarding the suitability of prospective homes, only specified agents from DunRoamin' are responsible for making the decision as to whether an animal will be released to a new family. Foster parents do not make decisions regarding the placement of DunRoamin' animals.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please go to our "Online Forms" page and complete the application.
If you have questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent!
Please remember that all medical necessities are provided by DunRoamin'.
All you supply is a temporary home and lots of LOVE!
Please check out our "Online Forms" page if you'd like to become a foster parent.