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Thank you for your interest in joining the Onslow County Animal Services Foster Family Network! Before you submit your foster application, please ask yourself these important questions. Our animals trust you to have their best interest at heart.​​​
Am I able to separate the foster animal from my own pets?​​​
We recommend that you separate your foster animal from your own pets, at least for the first week, as well as anytime you are not available to supervise. A separate room/enclosed area or crate will work best. This is to ensure everyone has time to adjust and all animals will remain safe during the foster experience.​ ​​
Am I emotionally prepared to foster an animal?​​​
Many people are hesitant to become foster parents because they worry that they will not be able to let go once the animal is ready for adoption. While saying goodbye is never easy, our foster families tell us that knowing their foster was able to find a loving, permanent home because of their love and care makes saying goodbye a happier experience. ​​
Am I able to monitor the health of my foster animal?​​
All animals will be current on vaccinations, deworming and flea prevention prior to leaving the shelter, but there is always the possibility an animal may become sick after going to foster care. You will need to monitor your foster's health and behavior, note any changes you observe and report these to the Foster Coordinator. In the case an animal requires medical treatment, you must be able to promptly transport the animal to the shelter for veterinary care​​.​​

If you have answered yes to these questions, as well as gone over the general foster FAQ's, you are ready to begin the application process!