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Tip of the Week: Make a Foster Supply Kit

Having supplies organized and ready to go builds fosters’ confidence in your program and in their ability to provide care for their foster pets. Staff at Arizona's Show Low Animal Control make sure their Adoption Ambassadors (foster families who market and adopt out their foster animals) are given all the supplies they need to create a welcoming environment for the animals in their care.

The agency creates a supply bag for fosters stocked with everything from food and syringes to pet beds that are handmade by volunteers. 

Items to include in your kit:

  • Food and bowls
  • Toys
  • Bedding
  • Medical supplies
  • Adopt Me vest
  • Litter
  • Crates
  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Tags
  • Business cards (Yup, business cards for the dog or cat!)

 

How does your agency help foster families get settled in?

 

Related Links

Infection Control for Foster Homes

Customizable Dog and Cat Foster Guides

Adoption Ambassadors Program Overview

Spay/Neuter Survival Kit

 

 

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