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It is recommended that a quarantine period take place prior to introducing your foster to your personal pets. Once the quarantine has been completed, slow introductions with an adult there to moderate can take place. The best way to start this process is to discuss introductory methods with your Foster Coordinator.
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You will need to fill out St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue’s online foster application.
Yes, with approval and appointment. We will try to work with you on setting an appointment if you are the foster parent. If you cannot foster this litter, it may take us some time to find a foster home. We will do our best to work with you.
St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue will provide any basic supplies needed for the care of your foster animal(s) (e.g., food, cat litter, toys, bowls).
We highly recommend letting your children interact with your fosters if an adult is involved with the interactions. Children should not be left alone with foster animals.
Having prospective adopters to your home is encouraged as it helps to see the fosters in a relaxed home environment. However, it is not required.
The next step would be to contact your Foster Coordinator with the adopter’s information. The Foster Coordinator will then assist the adopter with the adoption process, and they will be in contact with you to set up a time to meet your foster pet’s new family to give them the pet.
If you need assistance during the time you are fostering, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org unless there is an emergency. In case of emergency, you should call the main shelter number at 271-4877 and staff will direct your call, or they will contact your Foster Coordinator if it is after hours.
For everyone’s protection and safety your resident pets are required to be up to date on vaccines.
Yes, St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue can help you find a clinic.
We do not have an onsite veterinarian, therefore are unable to offer discounted care. We do offer annual low-cost vaccination clinics each spring. Please see a staff member for more information.
Contact the foster team at email@example.com or 271-4877 as soon as possible so that we can find alternate placement for your foster.