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Foster Parents
You can directly save the life of a cat or dog, kitten or puppy by becoming a foster parent. Every new foster family means another pet rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment. All of our volunteers at FCAR are important to us and vital to our success, but foster homes hold a special place in the hearts of the animals we adopt out and the loving families we adopt to.  Unconditional Love. That is what our foster homes provide and with it, the foundation for a healthy and happy new beginning for our animals.

If you are interested in being a foster parent, please download the Foster Application Form and return it to us.

What do you need to become a Foster Parent?
You need to have a little extra time each day to care for and play with your foster pet, so that he or she is well socialized when its time to move into a new adoptive home. Your personal pets should be current on vaccines, including Bordatella for dogs.

What do we provide?
We provide information and support so that your experience will be a positive one. FCAR provides the basics - food and litter, training crates, collars and leashes. FCAR also provides any veterinary care that the animal may need, including vaccinations, testing, medications, and spay/neuter services. There is no cost to you.

How long will the foster pet be in your home?
That will depend on the age and circumstances of the pet that you decide to take in. Common situations that require foster home support: a young adult dog that just needs to get well over a couple of weeks before she/he is altered and put up for adoption; a litter of puppies that would benefit from a family situation to aid in their social development; an animal that requires attention and love to overcome past traumas.
Homes are the best place for many of our animals because they thrive in family settings. Some dogs and cats also need a break from the shelter or need special love and attention due to a difficult history.

Do adult dogs and cats need fostering too or just puppies?
Adult dogs need to be fostered also for a lot of reasons: stress from the shelter, needing a place to recover from illness or just some time to adjust to being in a shelter so they're adoptable when they return. Foster homes also help us open space in the shelter for more dogs and cats.

What do you get out of being a foster parent?
The answers to that question are as varied as the people who become foster parents. Some of the most common comments we receive are: 1) the satisfaction of knowing that you were directly responsible for saving an animal's life, 2) the joy and fun of getting to raise and play with kittens and puppies for a few weeks (while they're still so cute!) without the responsibility of a longer term commitment, and 3) the chance to work with your kids on a great family project that teaches responsibility, but also provides a lot of fun.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you can call us at (901) 854-2565 or email us for additional information.

Fayette County Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN  38066

Phone: (901) 854-2565

Fax: (901) 854-2202

Shelter Hours:  By Appointment Only
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