1) Of course the top requirement is a love for animals, and the ability to care for them!
2) We need dependable and committed people. It is a huge hardship on a rescue when a foster no longer wants an animal in their home. We may also need animals taken on very short notice, so having fosters who can take animals on demand will be a big help.
3) I'd love to find both fosters with and without other pets (cats or dogs). This is in case we find a dog we want to save that can not live with other animals.
4) You can foster whether you rent an apartment, house, or own a house. But you must have permission from any landlord!
5) Heart2Heart reserves the right to limit the number of foster animals each family can have, there will be varying factors that will determine this. On the application there is a section where you put your personal limit, but that is not a guaranteed number for you.
THANK YOU! :)
What to expect as a foster:
1) Before being accepted, fosters must allow a representative of Heart2Heart to visit their home. An application will also be brought during this initial home visit for the potential foster to fill out (below is an example of the application).
2) You, as a foster, will never be required to spend any money on the animals in your care, all necessary items will be provided to you. But because we will be a 501c3 organization, if you choose to donate any costs, they will be tax deductible for you.
Tips for fosters who want to claim deductions:
Collect and retain all your receipts associated with foster pet purchases.
Write a note on every receipt and be specific (if you go to a hardware store and buy cat litter or lights for the room the dogs are kept in, circle the items on the receipt and write a note about the purpose of the item).
Remember that as of right now, the only tax-deductible purchases are for foster pets, not resident pets.