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What is a pet foster parent?

What is a pet foster parent?

A pet foster parent provides a safe and loving environment for friendly kittens, puppies, dogs, cats, rabbits, or other animals until they are adopted. In addition to affection, the foster parent provides basic care for the animals such as food, water, and shelter.

When fostering a dog, the pet foster parent may teach him basic house manners and even be willing to attend training if needed.  The goal of the foster parent is to provide a safe place until the animal is adopted, but also make them as adoptable as possible by working with them on any behavioral issues.

Depending on the rescue, the pet foster parent may have to transport their foster animal to adoption events or have potential adopters visit the foster animal in their home. In the event that the foster animal needs veterinary care, or becomes ill or injured, the foster parent may be required to transport the animal to a designated veterinary hospital.

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