Sebastian County Humane Society
Think Before You Adopt
Please ask yourself the following questions:
Do I really want to be dependent for the next 10-15 years?
Do I have patience to house train an animal? Do I know how to house train an animal?
Do I want to be involved in basic obedience training that will make life easier for both of us?
Do I have the spare time in my day or evening to spend returning my pet's companionship needs?
Who will care for my pet when I am away?
What happens if I am late getting home?
Can I commit to exercising my dog at least twice a day?
Can I afford approximately $150 per year in basic health care costs (annual shots, check-ups, heartworm preventative)?
Can I afford the unexpected expenses for illnesses or accidents?
Am I prepared to perform, or can I afford grooming, bathing and dipping regularly?
What if fleas or ticks become a problem in my yard or house?
Does my budget allow for necessities such as quality pet food, collars, leashes, bowls, carriers and toys?
What if the personality or size of the pet as an adult is not what I wanted?
Is anyone in my family allergic to cats or dogs?
How will life be different with a young, small puppy or kitten or a larger adult animal?
What if my pet digs in my yard or scratches or claws at the furniture?
What if my dog barks or howls a lot?
Am I willing to clean up the messes my pet creates?
What happens to my pet if I move?
Does everyone in my family or household like the idea of having a pet?
What if I have children? How will the affect my pets?
Open your heart and your home - Foster today!
You meet great people who share your passion and love for pets.
A family affair - fostering a pet allows your entire family to participate in a volunteer activity.
A foster will kiss you ... even when you have morning breath.
There is nothing better than puppy breath (except maybe puppy kisses).
It is companionship without a lifetime commitment. You can foster one pet. It can be just a few days, few weeks, or a few months. It can be as long or short as you like.
It is emotionally rewarding to see the life come back into an abandoned pet's eyes and know that YOU help put it there.
Fostering is proof that God does exist!
Who couldn't use a little more unconditional love?
You get pure joy. The memories that warm your heart and touch your soul.
For every one pet you agree to foster, there are ten others who will never get that opportunity.
Copyright 2012, Sebastian County Humane Society
3800 Kelley Highway, PO Box 10953, Fort Smith, AR 72917
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