Interested in becoming a foster parent? Here are some FAQ from our potential foster parents.
- Does the rescue provide food and supplies for fosters?
- Yes, Sarama will provide food, crate, leash and other supplies for the foster animal. Because we are a rescue and often rely on donated food we can’t always accommodate requests for particular brands of food unless the food/diet was prescribed by a veterinarian for a medical condition. For animals not on a vet prescribed diet, fosters are welcome to use their own food, if they prefer.
- Who is responsible for vet care for the foster animal?
- Sarama Animal Rescue is responsible for all vet care while the animal is in foster. Foster animals are required to go to a Sarama Animal Rescue partner vet, and all appointments are made by the rescue. Appointments will be scheduled at a time convenient for the foster family.
- How long does fostering usually last?
- The length of time an animal is in foster care varies from animal to animal. Some are in foster for only a few days while others can be there for many months or even a year. Foster families can commit to any length of time they are comfortable with when fostering an animal. We only ask that you give us a minimum of two weeks’ notice before requesting to end a foster stay.
- What if I need help training my foster animal?
- Sarama Animal Rescue will provide a trainer to assist with any behavioral concern or training need that may arise. We use only certified trainers to ensure the safety of our animals and foster caregivers. All training must be scheduled through the rescue.