Below you’ll find a list of our most commonly asked questions regarding fostering a dog with Pawfect Pals.
Q: What do I have to pay for when I foster?
A: We do our best to cover all costs related to your foster dog. We will supply food if we have donations, cover all vetting costs including flea and worming treatments, and can supply bedding, crates, collars, leads and toys if required.
Q: Do I get to decide which dog I foster?
A: Our foster carers have full control over which dogs they foster. You will never be pressured into taking a dog. We recommend choosing a foster that will suit your lifestyle, home and experience however we are not usually given a lot of information about the dogs coming in to care.
Q: How long will the foster dog stay with me?
A: The length of time a dog is in foster care varies, but the majority of our dogs are adopted within 3-6weeks of arriving in care. You will need to be able to commit to caring for the dog until it is adopted. Should you be unable to care for your foster dog anymore, we will move him/her to another carer.
Q: Do you come out to inspect the property the dogs will be staying at?
A: Yes, we arrange a local volunteer to visit your property to check your fences are secure, you have adequate shelter for a dog and there are no hazards which may cause harm to a dog. It also gives you the chance to ask any questions about volunteering and fostering.
Q: Does the dog have to be inside or outside or both?
A: This is up to you.
Q: Does it matter if I already have dogs or cats?
A: Absolutely not!
Q: Do I have to feed the dog a specific type of food?
A: We don’t have specific requirements for feeding your foster dog. When possible, we will provide you with dry food for your dog.
Q: Can I foster if I have children?
A: No this isn’t an issue at all. A lot of our carers have children. The kids love fostering! Of course, children and pets should never be left unsupervised and you should always exercise caution when introducing a new dog to your children.
If you have any other questions, please contact us and ask and our admin team will be in touch.