Concerned about the expenses that come with adopting a pet? Fostering can be a cost-effective option for those ready and willing to care for a puppy or kitten. “In general, some of the rescue groups do provide supplies. With us, we always say, if you have a home, that’s really what we need, we can provide everything else,” Feldman explains.
Most shelters will send foster parents home with all the basics required to take care of their foster pet. For dogs, this list usually includes food, bowls, collar, leash, wee wee pads and bedding. Feline companions will come with food, bowls, litter box, scoop, litter and a cat bed. Vet bills are typically covered by the shelter, too, so all you need to be concerned with is giving your foster pet plenty of love and playtime.
“As long as you have a home and can give an animal love, that’s really all you need,” Feldman explains. “A lot of people say they can’t foster because they have a small apartment, but, of course, an apartment is much better than living in a cage.”