Fostering A Dog? Here’s 9 Questions to Ask

Fostering a dog is a great way to help a pup find a forever home and also great for you. The presence of a pet in a home can bring a lot of joy and a lot of fun into a daily routine. But, before you complete the interview and paperwork with a rescue group, make sure you have a good idea of the dog you’re bringing into your home.

9 Questions to Ask Before Bringing a Foster Dog Home

  1. Does the dog have any medications or medical concerns?
  2. What, if any, behavioral issues does the dog have and how are they being dealt with?
  3. How is s/he with other dogs, cats, small animals, children? Can my family meet him before we foster him?
  4. If there is a medical emergency, how would you like me to handle it?
  5. If there is a problem, who do I contact?
  6. Can I crate train him?
  7. Who will pay for vet visits, medical bills, and any other treatments while I foster?
  8. What happens if I’m unable to continue fostering him/her?
  9. What if I fail fostering 101 and want to adopt the dog, do I get priority over other potential adopters?

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