What does it mean to Foster an Animal?
You as the foster parent agree to take in a rescued animal that has been rescued by a rescue organizaation until such time as a suitable home can be found for this little soul who is in desperate need.
Foster parents agree that they will provide the love, care and attention needed for this animal, which will ensure that he or she will be the kind of a pet, that a new family can look forward to welcoming into their home, as a new permanent member.
You as the foster parent should expect support from the rescue organization you become involved in during your time fostering a rescue. This support can come in many forms such as vet visits, help with medical care (as donations allow) safety concerns in the home (as with older foster parents) and helpful guidance from experienced animal rescue professionals. The rescue organization should always be available to answer your questions and help you in whatever way they can.
Being a foster parent is an extremely rewarding experience. The love and affection received from the animal saved, is a precious and valuable heartwarming experience. Sometimes, foster parents end up adopting the animals they foster, because of the love and affection they have received for the care they have given.