Foster Parent FAQ

Here we’ve tried to answer the most common questions we get about fostering a dog for FFRAT.  If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please let us know at volunteers@ffrat.org so we can add to this list.

Why foster?
Foster homes are at the heart of most rescues.  Without people opening their homes to homeless dogs, we could not save as many lives as we do! Foster homes are where dogs learn to trust again.

How long does a foster assignment last?
Most of our assignments are 1 to 2 weeks. Once we grow our adoptions group, the foster assignments will grow to 1 to 2 months, or until the dog is adopted.

What if I have other animals, can I foster?
Of course! Most of our foster parents have other pets. You will want to make sure your pets are up-to-date on shots and are spayed and neutered.

Do you get to choose your foster dog?
Yes. You decide the dog, the when, and how often you want to foster. Some families choose to only foster in the summer, others during the holidays, and others all year long. Whatever frequency you choose, you will be helping to save a dog’s life!

What supplies does FFRAT provide for fostering a dog?
FFRAT pays for all medical expenses and supplies the food for our dogs in foster homes. Toys and crates are supplied from our donations supplies.

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