Foster Care Program

Humane Society of Union County  FOSTER CARE APPLICATION

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Fostering Saves Lives! Be a Hero!

Humane Society of Union County (HSUC) doesn’t have a shelter.  We depend on the community.  We need foster families to open their hearts and homes to dogs and cats in need. The number of animals we can save, is determined by the number of people willing to step up and care for them.

People ask what does it take to foster?”  It takes a heart of gold and you get it back. Humane Society supplies the foster home with food, crates, bowls, collars leashes, toys and all the animals medical needs. We ask that the foster home to provide daily care, love and training until adopted. We also ask that you provide some transportation to and from events and medical appointments to give the pet the best opportunity to get adopted.

Some of our our special needs pets  may require numerous vet visits and administration of medication. Some pets may need time spent working on behavioral needs like crate training, developing appropriate house manners, socialization, etc.

If you would like to serve as a foster home, please review the Guidelines below and complete our Foster Application.  A Foster Coordinator will then contact you. Thank you for making a difference!

 Foster Guidelines

1) Fosters homes must be approved by our Foster Coordinator.  Please fill out our Foster Application to get the approval process going.

2) All Foster homes must have personal pets spayed/neutered and vaccinated unless approved by Executive Board.

3) Please be aware dogs and cats that come to us may be harboring deceases.  Until the foster pet has been in our system for 2 weeks, please keep away from unvaccinated pets and weakened immune people.

4) Foster pets vary on the time they stay in a home.  Special needs pets generally take longer so please be aware that when you take a special needs foster, you may be committing up to or over 6 months of fostering.  The average length of stay is 2-3 months.

5) Foster care pets medical needs must be pre-approved prior to a visit.  Most medical appointments will be at either the Monroe Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic or by a HSUC pre-approved vet.  A foster coordinator can help you with this.

bonnie 21.46) HSUC prides itself on having trained dog, so if you are fostering a dog please let us know what your training needs are.  A foster coordinator can help you with this.

7) HSUC supplies the foster home with food, crates, bowls, collars leashes, toys and all the animals medical needs. We ask that the foster home feed the animal daily, love and train them and provide a safe, nurturing environment.

8) To assist with adoption, HSUC also requires that foster homes make arrangement to get the foster pet to and from adoption events so the pet can be seen.  This is very important in the adoption process.

9)  Foster homes can adopt their fosters.

 

If you are interested in fostering, please fill out our online fostering application (link at top of this page). It will be emailed to us upon submission. Thank you for your interest in fostering.

Humane Society of Union County  FOSTER CARE APPLICATION

 

 

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The Humane Society of Union County is non-profit 501 (c) (3), charitable organization. We are totally supported by voluntary donations.