Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can be a foster parent?
A: Any adult with spare time and space can be a foster parent for CAS. Many of our foster parents are:
· College students
· Families who are teaching their children the care and responsibility of pet ownership
· Retired senior citizens
· Animal lovers with extra love to give!
Q: What if I fall in love with my foster pet? Can I adopt them?
A: Absolutely! We would love for your foster pet to find its forever home with a family it already knows.
Q: Can my friends, family, or neighbors adopt my foster pet?
A: Definitely! We can send you home with adoption applications that can you can give to anyone interested in adopting. Once filled out and returned to CAS we will attach the application to the animal’s intake and notify them when they are available for adoption.
Q: What types of animals need foster care?
A: We are always seeking homes for:
· Underage kittens and puppies
· Nursing moms with their litters
· Adult dogs going through heartworm treatment
· Ill or injured animals that may need regular medication or medical treatment
· Adult animals that need some love and socialization
Q: What pet care supplies will I need?
A: CAS provides all items needed to care for your foster pet, including food, litter boxes with litter, leashes and collars, bedding, food bowls and any prescribed medication and follow-up care.
Q: What is my responsibility?
A: We request that you follow all guidelines on feeding and medicating your foster pet as given to you by CAS staff. Alert us about any medical or behavioral changes in your foster pet, and keep your scheduled appointments.
Q: What if my foster placement is not going well due to behavior or health issues?
A: If a foster pet is not meshing with your household you are encouraged to contact our foster care coordinator. Depending on the situation, medication can be prescribed for illness or a return can be scheduled. No foster parent will be expected to keep an animal they are uncomfortable caring for.
Q: How long do the animals need to be fostered?
A: The length of foster care needed is determined by the foster pet’s individual needs. Average length of foster care for underage juveniles is between four and six weeks. Adults undergoing medical treatment can be in foster for four to eight weeks.
Q: How do I get started?
A: Fill out a Foster Care Profile and return it to CAS. Our foster coordinator will contact you regarding your profile your interests, which foster animals are currently available and when you can start.