Before you can be approved to foster, your own animal(s) must be current on distemper, parvo, Bordetella, hepatis, parainfluenza, coronavirus, and rabies for canines. Distemper, panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and rabies for felines. CHHS will not be held responsible for any transmittable illnesses that your animal may contract.
Foster animals may be in your home for one day or several months, all determined on a case-by-case basis. The amount of time is subject to change. As a foster parent you understand that it is occasionally necessary to euthanize animals that have been in foster care for various reasons. This is always a decision of last resort that will not be made lightly. It is required that your foster dog be kept on a leash or enclosed area adequate to contain the animal. Foster dogs are allowed to go on leashed walks; however, they are not allowed to go to dog parks. Fosters cats must always be kept inside. You will have to bring your foster animals back for vaccinations, de-wormers, and flea/tick and heartworm prevention. Do not allow your foster dog or puppy(ies) to have rawhides. However, they can have non-rawhide chews such as pig ears and pork chews. Please feed foster puppies (up to year old) a food that contains at least 27% protein, adult dogs at least 21% protein, kittens (up to a year old) at least 40% protein, and adult cats at least 32% protein. By signing and submitting this form, I affirm ALL of the above information is correct.