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FAQ's - Fostering

Some questions we get asked over and over again, so we tried to make a list....

  1. I am interested in becoming a foster home for Lone Pine, what do I do?
  2. I really want to help and foster, but I cannot afford the extra food for the rescue pet.  What do I do?
  3. I am fostering a young cat for Lone Pine, and it has gotten sick, what do I do?


Foster Parents Are Great:
We have to have foster parents in our network in order for our shelter to be successful.  There is only so much space in the actual Shelter Facility, and sometimes a pet NEEDS to have socialization with a family.  Whether its a foster home for dogs or cats, Lone Pine will provide you all the tools you need to make your home ready.  From litter boxes to leashes, we will work with you to ensure that you and the rescue pet has the best chance at getting along.  There are times when a foster family can make the difference between life and death for a pet.  Many dogs who have been neglected, or abandoned, have serious trust issues, and in a kennel situation, they can be labeled "unadoptable".  If they get a chance at a loving foster home, who will take time to work with the pup, gain his trust, and rebuilt the relationship between human/pet, then he can be adopted.  If you would like to open your home to a pet in need, please let us know by filling out our Foster Application.

What You Need is Provided:
If you get approved to be a foster parent in Lone Pine's rescue system, then we will provide with you with everything you need to take care of that pet.  For cats, litter boxes, food, treats, and toys.  For dogs, food, leashes, play toys, and a space you can bring the dog to run/socialize.  If you are curious about how the foster systems works, how you get supply refills, please Contact Us. 

Sick Foster Pets:
Most of the problems that happen with pets, whether its cats or dogs, we have probably seen before.  We do keep alot of medical stock on hand, and our volunteers and shelter director can work with most medical issues.  If there is a problem that we cannot easily handle, then you can call the urgent/emergency number you were provided during your initial foster interview.  The shelter director will then make a decision on what to do, either take the pet directly to Lone Pine's local vet, or the Emergency Vet Clinic.