FAQ

Q – Where do your fosters come from?

A  - The dogs/cats are being fostered by me through PAWS, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, unless otherwise specified


Q – What is PAWS?

A – PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. You can find out more about PAWS at www.phillypaws.com


Q – I fell in love with one of your fosters…how do I adopt?!

A – The first step in the adoption process is to contact me and let me know you are interested in a certain dog/cat. I will send you some more information about the foster along with an adoption application.


Q – How long will it take to process the adoption application?

A – Applications are processed within 24-48 hours. If it is determined that the dog may be a good fit, we will contact you back to discuss the foster in further detail.


Q – I would like to meet the dog before I fill out an application, is this possible?

A – It is policy to fill out an adoption application and be approved before a meet & greet can take place. However, you are welcome to visit the dog if they are attending an adoption event. All upcoming foster appearances will be listed on their page.


Q – How much is it to adopt? What does that include?

A - Dogs:

Adoption fee for adult dogs (older than 1 year): $150
Adoption fee for puppies (1 year of age or younger): $200

All dogs and puppies are spayed or neutered prior to going home, vaccinated for: distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHLPP – for puppies, the first in a series of three vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family either at the family veterinarian’s office or by returning to PAWS for a $20 fee), bordetella and rabies (for dogs three months and older), dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family) and treated for fleas (treatment must continue monthly after adoption to keep your pet flea-free). Never lose your best friend! Included in the adoption fee is a 24 Petwatch microchip that will be implanted in your new pet and should be registered in your name after adoption.


Q – Do you currently have any animals of your own?

A – I sure do! I have 4 awesome dogs living with me, and all have very different personalities. Samantha – 13yo dachshund | Luke – 9yo dachshund mix| Ozzie 6yo chihuahua mix | Harry – 6yo chihuahua mix. They love when new fosters come into the home…additional playmates rock!


Q – I only see small dogs in your lists, do you ever foster larger ones?

A – As of right now, I only foster small-ish dogs. My Samantha has a bit of a handicap/bad back and shouldn’t be living with a large dog that could possibly cause further injury by playing, bumping into, or stepping on her. If you are interested in a larger dog, please check out the PAWS website for a list of adoptable animals.

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