If I have to go away for a vacation or Christmas, Spring or Summer Break, what do I do with my foster pet?
Notify the Foster & Rescue Coordinator, at email@example.com, as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to return the foster pet to the shelter. It is possible that the Foster & Rescue Coordinator will connect you with another foster care provider that can pet-sit during the time of your absence.
If you end up adopting your foster pet, that is wonderful news! We recommend that you allow your new pet to further adjust to their new environment, and family, before taking in another foster pet. Taking in a new foster pet too quickly can stress out your new pet. Some behaviorists say that it may take close to one year for your new pet to learn house rules, commands, and get quality bonding time in their new home. Therefore, we recommend you give your new pet a couple of months before fostering again.
Cats, male and female- $25
Dogs, male- $120
Dogs, female- $130
Nothing makes us happier than seeing our animals get adopted! If you are interested in adopting your foster pet, contact the RHSPCA. We'll have you complete our adoption application and we will work on approving it. Fosters are welcome to tell their friends and post on social media about their foster pets and encourage potential adopters to apply. However, all adoptions MUST go through the RHSPCA.
The foster care provider can only introduce their foster dog to their resident dog. For the safety of the foster pet, any other introduction must be approved by the Foster & Rescue Coordinator or RHSPCA representative.
You are welcome to buy any materials to help if you can, but we can lend you a crate, carrier, litter trays, toys or special items, if needed. We can also provide food to get you started, especially for animals on a special diet. The shelter will determine the need for, and provide medical care for, your foster pet. You pay no fees to the shelter for fostering! We appreciate the service you provide for your foster pet.
Costs incurred for fostering a pet may be claimed on your income tax returns.