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How Much Does It Cost To Foster A Dog

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Jenna Pringle is the marketing manager at Seattle Humane. To learn more about this amazing organization, please visit them and check out the amazing dogs that are available for adoption or foster.

How much does it cost to foster a dog (or cat)?

In terms of financial responsibilities as a foster parent, you would want to check with your local shelter. So, some shelters are able to provide the resources like food, blankets or crates and so you definitely want to check with your shelter to see what is that they will need. Most shelters also offer their own veterinary care, but for those that aren’t, you would definitely want to get that information up front. Larger shelters have it all included, all you need is the space and they’ll provide complimentary veterinary care and food and supplies and whatever else you need.


Aly’s experience with the costs associated with fostering:

When we fostered Truffle the Maniac we were responsible for buying him food. The shelter did provide us with a crate, bed and some toys. The shelter also took care of all of his medical bills. One awesome surprise that we got with fostering is that Truffle came with a pass to an indoor doggy park. So we were able to use it without it costing us anything. Fostering was an amazing way for us to decide if Truffle was going to be a good fit for our little family.