How much does fostering a dog cost?
Costs of Being a Dog Foster Parent
I have spent more than $10,000 on one of my dogs, whom I have been raising for five years. While that is on the high end, the long-term costs of adoption can be pricy. Fostering a dog, on the other hand, is nearly free.
Do foster parents for dogs get paid?
Usually, pet foster parents are not financially compensated for their work; however, the shelter that places the animal usually provides food, medicine and veterinary care. Foster parents who drive animals to vet appointments or who pay other expenses associated with the pet’s care may be eligible for tax deductions.
Is fostering dogs a good idea?
Fostering a dog—taking a dog into your home and providing it with shelter and care for a predetermined amount of time or until a forever home is found—is one of the most rewarding things a dog person can do. In other words, everything you need to know to become a foster dog parent, from a foster dog parent.
How long do you foster dogs?
There’s a time commitment.
You may be asked to foster a dog or cat from two weeks to two months, depending on circumstances. Foster parents don’t need to be home 24 hours a day, but you might have to postpone that weekend getaway or family vacation if you’re asked to take care of an animal for a while.