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ANIMAL OASIS FOSTER A PET
The Animal Oasis does not have a shelter facility. All of the Animal Oasis's pets waiting for adoption are in foster homes. The number of animals we can help at one time is relevant to how many foster homes there are available.
Our foster homes provide temporary shelter and care for each animal in our adoption program. Some of our foster homes already have pets of their own, some don't. Each separate species of pet's that the Animal Oasis takes in to the adoption program have certain environmental needs and some need behavioral training. Although the Animal Oasis try's to take in to our adoption program only healthy adoptable pets, we have found ourselves on occasion to be of service to pets with special needs. Subsequently some of our animal guests need time to heal from injuries or illnesses and our foster homes give them the time, affection and shelter necessary to recover and find responsible new homes.
It is the responsibility of the foster home to provide quality food, toys, enclosures for the exotics and also litter for the cats at their own expense. If finances are tight Animal Oasis can provide help for these essentials. After all it is your time and shelter that is most important to our organization.
Animal Oasis covers the cost of all veterinary care. It is the responsibility of the foster home to transport the pet to and from veterinary appointments.
It may be a day; week or even months before the foster pet can find a new home it is our pledge that that if it does not work out, the foster pet will go to another foster home. What we can't promise is how quickly a new foster home will be found.
Animal Oasis does all of the work to find and screen potential adopters. The foster parent is asked to bring the pet to PetsMart or other adoption events, and pick it up at the end of the day if it is not adopted.
The foster home always has the right of "first adoption". Meaning that if a suitable home has been found for your foster pet and you cant bear to part with him/her you may at that time apply for adoption.
Fostering a pet is not an emotional easy thing to do. When it comes time to place the animal in its new home be assured that Animal Oasis has carefully screened the potential adoptive family. We welcome you're input on your foster pets as to their likes and dislikes as well as needs. After all you know them best. We also adopt only to people who agree up front that an Animal Oasis volunteer may either arrange to visit a pet in its new home, or deliver the pet to the home. We encourage our foster family to be the volunteer who visits "their" pets in their new home. Seeing your rescue pet in a great home, taking it a special treat or toy and being able to answer any questions the new owner may have helps you to see the value of your efforts and makes it easier to foster again. After all, if not for you and your commitment, they would never have had this opportunity to find happiness.
|Yes I would like to foster a pet!|