I have my own animals, may I still become a foster?
Yes! Many of our foster animals can live with other dogs, cats, or critters. We do our best to provide guidance on a given animal's level of compatibility with other animals, and conduct a meet and greet between dogs if you have a resident dog at home. We also have tips on how to best introduce a new animal to the home and ensure all animals remain safe during your fostering experience.

We do require resident animals to be up-to-date on vaccinations as well as spayed/neutered. We will complete a reference check with your veterinarian prior to your approval as a new foster. When applying to foster, please ensure that you speak with your vet clinic and give permission to release information to speed the application process.

Finally, if you or someone in your household is immune-compromised, consult your doctor before fostering, since working or living with animals exposes humans to zoonotic diseases.

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1. May I foster if I live in an apartment?
2. I live on base, may I become a foster?
3. I have my own animals, may I still become a foster?
4. May I foster if I have children?
5. May I foster a dog if I do not have a fenced yard?
6. What supplies do I need to foster?
7. Do I need to have prior medical knowledge or expertise?
8. Am I responsible for finding my foster his/her forever home?
9. How are foster animals promoted?
10. How can I help my foster become more adoptable?
11. May I adopt my foster animal?
12. May I return my foster animal to the shelter if I an unable to foster any longer?
13. What if my foster animal becomes sick?