Foster Requirements

Foster Requirements

  • All pets in the household need to be spayed/neutered and current on core vaccines (DHLP or DHLPP and rabies for dogs; FVRCP or FVRCPC and rabies for cats.  We check with your veterinarian before approving your foster application to make sure this requirement can be met.
     
  • Foster families agree that the BCHS has the right to inspect the foster home at any time.
     
  • Foster cats and kittens need to be isolated (in an extra bedroom, bathroom, etc.) from other household pets.
     
  • Foster families must agree to medically treat their foster animal(s) should they need medication or become ill.  This is typically liquid antibiotics for cats and kittens, pills for dogs, eye drops or salve, once or twice per day.
     
  • We ask foster families to provide food and litter for their foster animals.  At times, we may be able to provide these supplies depending upon availability.
     
  • Foster families must agree to schedule two or three-week foster checks, free of charge, at our veterinary clinic so we can monitor the progress of the animals in your care.
     
  • Foster families must agree to return their foster animal(s) to the shelter when they are ready for adoption.
     
  • Foster families must agree to follow all foster recommendations and abide by the terms of the Foster Agreement.