Foster Care Provider Information
You must be 18 years of age or older to foster for CASS.
Date of Birth
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
List the human household members, their ages, and how they will be involved in the care of the foster.
List the number of animal household members, age, breed, sex, and date of rabies vaccination.
Please provide the name of your vet clinic and its phone number.
In order to be approved to foster for CASS, all animals in your home must be vaccinated against rabies. Please consult your vet about fostering. They may recommend additional vaccines to protect your pet.
If needed, do you have permission to have a foster pet in your home?
Describe where you will be keeping your animals including how you will separate them from other animals if necessary.
Approximately how long, on an average day, will foster animals be left alone in the home (without people to monitor eating, behavior, and elimination)?
What are your previous experiences with animals?
I am primarily interested in:
Hounds on the Town (Great Escape)
Home for the Holidays
Foster until Adoption
Helping Hands (house pets for victims of domestic violence while they find a safe place to live)
My household is able to foster: (check all that apply)
Nursing mother cat and litter
Kittens: 0-4 weeks of age
Kittens: 4-10 weeks of age
Cats recovering from injury or surgery
Cats on treatment for a cold
Cats on treatment for ringworm
Cats needing behavior modifications
Nursing mother dog and litter
Puppies: 0-4 weeks of age
Puppies: 4-10 weeks of age
Dog recovering from injury or surgery
Dog on treatment for a cold
Dog on treatment for ringworm
Dog needing behavioral modification
Fostering may require multiple trips to the shelter for vetting, vaccines, medication, etc. Are you willing to drive to the Cabot shelter when necessary?
Time to Quiz Yourself
Which of the following is the shortest method of fostering?
Sleep Over / Home for the Holidays
Foster Until Adoption
How do you sign up for a time to pick up a foster?
Just show up
Call and schedule an appointment
Through the link in Unit 1 of the Facebook page
True or False: Foster until Adoption fosters can facilitate an adoption straight from foster care
True or False: CASS will hand you a neonate or medical foster without training you how to care for it.
As a foster, you are expected to do which of the following?
Let the foster team know about any illnesses that arise while in foster care
Take pictures and videos for the foster team to make adoption videos
Post about the foster on social media and tag Cabot Animal Support Services
Let them off leash in public areas
By checking each box below, you agree to each provision described therein
I understand that any animal(s) I foster is/are property of Cabot Animal Support Services (CASS) and I agree to turn it/them over to CASS immediately upon request.
I commit to fostering Foster until Adoption pets for at least two weeks to allow time for decompression
I understand that fosters can only be watched by other approved fosters. If I need to go out of town, I will post on the Facebook page looking for a foster sitter at least one week ahead of time. If one is not found, I will contact the foster team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will not hand off a foster to a potential adopter or let them take a foster on a trail basis
I will not let a foster off leash outside of my home or fenced in yard
I will actively participate in marketing each foster and be responsive and courteous towards each potential adopter pursuant to the adoption process protocol. In addition, I will provide marketing information to our foster team through pictures and videos.
I will respond to adoption inquiries within 24 hours and I will set up meet and greets with potential adopters within 5 days of their inquiry.
I confirm that I am willingly offering to foster and that I do not expect any goods or services in return, including an adoption fee reduction or waiver should I decide to adopt my foster pet
I understand the possibility of my children or others being bitten, scratched, or contracting disease does exist. I agree to be responsible for my children and anyone else handling any animal(s) fostered by me in a safe and hygienic manner, and I will not hold CASS responsible for any injuries that may result from my failure to do so.
I agree to notify a CASS representative immediately of any bites that break the skin that occur to any person or animal while any foster animal is in my care.
I will immediately report any behavioral issue to the foster team at email@example.com
I will immediately notify the foster on call at (501)259-3548 if my foster gets loose or is lost
I agree that cats and kittens will never venture outside and that dogs and puppies will not be left outside unsupervised.
I understand that CASS is not responsible for any injury or damage that a foster may cause me or my property
I will not take a foster unless my resident animals are fully vaccinated
I understand that although any pet I foster has been/will be medically examined and vaccinated, it is possible they may still be carrying a disease from a previous encounter or may have an underlying medical issue not initially identified on intake
I understand that CASS has extensive expertise in treating shelter populations and in the kind of contagious diseases that affect shelter populations. I will respect and defer to the medical team's decisions regarding the care of a foster.
I agree to bring any animal(s) fostered by me to the shelter for exams, vaccinations, weight checks, or other reasons deemed necessary by CASS at a mutually agreed upon date and/or time.
I will notify the foster team if my foster shows any signs of minor illness or injury at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will notify the foster team immediately if a foster animial is hsowing any sign of serious illness or injury by calling (501)843-2021 during the hours of 8-11, 12-5 M-F or calling (501)259-3548 outside of those office hours.
I understand that CASS provides all medical care for our animals. I will not take a foster to the vet unless specifically told to do so.
By signing below, I am agreeing to all of the expectations that the foster team has set forth. I understand that I am still responsible for carefully reading the dog foster or cat foster handbook in Unit 1 of the foster Facebook page and any other material that the foster team provides to me and abiding by the policies set forth in these materials.
We are so excited you have chosen to foster! When you submit, you will be redirected to our foster Facebook page. Please join the page and read the handbook in Unit 1. Your new foster is waiting for you in Unit 2, 3, or 4! If you have any questions, please email Shelby at email@example.com
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