What kind of support will I get?
Rescue groups value their pet foster parents and therefore make every effort to be available for questions and tips, especially for the first time foster parent. That means the rescue will make sure you have a phone number and other contact information for questions, often times this will be with the Foster Coordinator within that organization. Many rescue groups will hook up a new foster parent up with a more experienced foster parent that can be available to come by or you can call with questions. All rescue groups have a preferred veterinarian and will tell you what to do in case of a medical emergency.
In addition, many rescue groups have private Facebook pages where fosters can share stories about their fosters, ask questions, and socialize with other fosters. Some people have meetups or playdates for their foster animals, and there are often events to attend to meet others with the same passions as you. It is a great community to be a part of!