MILWAUKEE — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, shelters have had to cancel public adoption events. As a result, fewer pets are being adopted out even as animals continue to come in.
This is putting a lot of work on not only the staff but on the animals as well. With many families currently facing extended periods of time at home due to COVID-19, local shelters are in need of pet fosters.
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Here are a few tips when it comes to fostering a pet:
- Consider your time: Be ready to devote 30-60 minutes a day to pet care, walks, etc.
- Consider your space: Many breeds, larger ones especially, need a lot of room to run and play.
- Consider your family: If you have young children at home, a puppy may be a handful. A grown dog with a calm temperament might be a better choice.