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Why do I need a veterinary reference?

It is important for your pet's lifetime health that they receive proper veterinarian care so we will call to check all vet references.
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Do you allow for out-of-area adoptions?

We do allow for adoptions to homes outside of the Greenville/Upstate area, however, it may take longer for the adoption to take place due to the time involved in locating a rescuer in your area to conduct the pre-adoption visit on our behalf. Additionally, we will not ship pets. You will need to make arrangements to meet with one of our adoption coordinators to complete the adoption.

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What if my pet gets sick after the adoption?

You are responsible for all medical care after the adoption agreement is signed, unless other arrangements have been made. You will receive copies of all veterinary records with your adoption contract so that your vet will know your pet’s medical history.

Additionally, no pet will be released for adoption until after the spay and neuter has been completed.

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Will the pet be spayed or neutered?

Yes Foster Paws Rescue spays and neuters all pets prior to placement. Your donation goes toward the procedure.

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What if my current pets are not spayed or neutered?

Many territorial and behavior issues are related to unsterilization, and it can cause issues when a new pet is brought into the home. If you are interested in having your pet spayed/neutered, we will happily help you with recommendations on where you may arrange for a low-cost surgery .

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Why do I have to fill out an adoption application?

Foster Paws Rescue wants to ensure that the pet you want to adopt is the right fit for your family. We strive to achieve the best home for our rescues as well as make sure that you are pleased with your new companion. We use the applications, vet reference check and personal interview to ensure this.

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How long before I may adopt my pet?

Our organization is run by volunteers only. As such, applications are reviewed after 6 pm, and adoptions may take 1 to 5 days to complete. This may seem like a long time for you, however, we want to ensure our pets are going to the best home for them. Please be patient. If you attend one of our adoption events, we may be able to adopt immediately is your references are available to take our calls.

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Where may I see the pets available for adoption?

Foster Paws Rescue does not have a shelter. Our pets are all in foster homes. Appointments for meet and greets can be set by way of email. Pets appear at public events held on weekends. Visit our events calendar  on facebook for dates. Foster Paws also has a limited number of cats located at PetsMart on WadeHampton in Taylors, SC.

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Is this pet still available for adoption?

Our adoptable pets page is updated frequently. Pets that have adoptions pending will have a pending status on their profile page. If you are interested in a pet with litter mates, please include a second choice as we review applications in the order they are received, and your choice may already have an application pending review. Even if an adoption is pending, we will still accept applications in the event that the first one falls through.

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Send Us a Message

If you have read through the Frequently Asked Questions and did not see an answer to your question, please contact us at fostermom@fosterpaws.org