Animals are fostered in members’ homes until the they are permanently adopted into responsible homes. This process allows the foster parent to become familiar with the animal’s personality and capabilities. This also provides socialization and basic training which helps to make the animal more adoptable.
In the Peoria area alone, over 3,000 animals are killed each year simply because nobody wants them. This is not a remote problem in some faraway city – it’s happening right here! Foster Pet Outreach spays or neuters every dog and cat in our care when our veterinarian feels that the animal has reached an appropriate age. We do not wish any of our foster animals to contribute to the already staggering pet overpopulation problem in this country.
We try to spend as much time as possible finding the right family for each animal. We discuss responsible pet ownership with the potential adopter, and answer as many questions as we can about bringing a new pet into their home.
The foster parent or other qualified Foster Pet Outreach member contacts the adopters to see if they have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, pet behavioral problems, or general pet care. We try to make every adoption a pleasant experience.