Foster care is temporary care provided by responsible, compassionate and caring adult volunteers for Chews Adoption animals until they can be adopted to permanent, quality homes.
We do not operate a shelter and rely on our foster homes for the success of our adoption program. Being able to place dogs and cats in foster homes allows us to increase the number of animals we can rescue.
Chews Adoption determines the criteria for fostering, decides which animals are eligible for foster care, and appoints foster caregivers from a pre-approved list of trained providers. As a pet foster provider, you are required to fill out a Pet Foster Application, a Pet Foster Care Agreement, as well as being required to have a home visit prior to being accepted as a foster parent.
Chews Adoption will inform you of any medical treatments to be administered, the anticipated length of the foster-care period, the objectives of each particular placement (restoring to health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have. You will be expected to keep the animal safe and secure, provide food, water, love and respect, exercise enrichment, socialization, basic obedience and house training as needed, to make the foster animal more adoptable and better suited to the right home. You will return the foster animal to Chews Adoption when requested to do so, and not promise the animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. By becoming a foster parent, you agree to receive random, unannounced home check visits before and during the fostering timeframe by Chews Adoption in order to ensure the wellbeing and health of the foster pet.
Chews Adoption retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care, and will make all decisions regarding the adoption & placement of the animals fostered. Chews Adoption does not accept into this program those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect. Unless otherwise arranged, the foster parent is responsible for providing all food, litter, bedding, and toys for the animal while it is in their care at home. The foster parent is responsible for transporting the animals for veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, etc., The foster parent may also be responsible for transporting the animal to and from adoption events, and to off-site training classes, at the Foster Care Coordinator’s discretion. As the foster parent, you will be required to provide updates about your foster animal during its stay with you about your foster animal’s behavior and personality and any other information that may help us find a permanent home. At any time and at its sole discretion, Chews Adoption may require the foster parent to return the foster animal and terminate the foster agreement.
Chews Adoption is responsible for any and all medical care and decisions and costs incurred for our foster pets through our specific veterinary affiliates only, including emergency after hours care, with the exception of any injuries or illnesses incurred through negligence while under the direct care and supervision of the foster parent.
Foster services performed by an individual are voluntary and are without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation, or payment of any kind.