If you can’t adopt…
Being a Foster Care Provider is both a challenging and rewarding service. We will provide you with the necessary information and support needed to take on this mission and be on the front lines of animal saving.
The following are the basic policies and procedures you will be required to follow:
- Fosters are responsible for the general care of the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s) or kitten(s) in their home. This includes, but is not limited to, food, water, medications (when needed), grooming, exercise, play time, and a safe environment.
- Fosters agree to keep their personal pets’ vaccinations current. Fosters may be asked to provide vaccination records to the Foster Manager.
- Fosters need to contact the Foster Manager if dog(s), pupp(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) become ill or injured. AUTHORIZATION FOR VET CARE NEEDS TO BE DONE BY THE FOSTER COORDINATOR PRIOR TO ANY APPOINTMENT OR PROCEDURE. Payment for vet care that is done without authorization will be the responsibility of the foster.
- Fosters can participate in the adoption process by bringing the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kittens(s) to our adoption events. Priceless Pets holds adoption events every Saturday and Sunday at one of our three adoption centers in Chino Hills, Claremont or Costa Mesa.
- Fosters should notify the Foster Coordinator as soon as possible if they are not available to attend an adoption event due to illness of the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s) or kitten(s), or personal reasons beyond their control. If another family member can provide transportation to and from the adoption event, this would be preferable to not attending at all. If the Foster Manager does not hear from the foster, it is expected that the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) will be at the adoption event.
- Fosters MAY NOT transfer any dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) to any other person unless authorized PRIOR to the transfer.
- Fosters MAY NOT promise any dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) in the program to any potential adopter. It is required that an interested person(s) meet the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), kitten(s) at the adoption event where an application will be taken, as well as a brief interview. The adoption application will be reviewed by the Adoption Manager and, if approved, the adoption process will proceed.
- Only a Priceless Pets Intake Manager or Director may authorize the intake of dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) from the public or shelter.
- Priceless Pets will provide veterinary care for dog(s), puppy(s), cat(s), or kitten(s) being fostered at the Priceless Pets Vet Clinic located in Chino Hills, CA. Foster must be willing to drive to Chino Hills for veterinary care for their foster animals.
- If circumstances develop whereby the foster is unable to give the best care possible for the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s), the foster may surrender the dog(s), puppy(ies), cat(s), or kitten(s) back to Priceless Pets. However, the foster must allow the time and flexibility for Priceless Pets to find another foster home!
If you can’t foster…
Volunteers are integral to the day-to-day operation of our organization. Our adoption centers are predominantly volunteer-based and rely solely on outside help to keep them running. Some of the volunteer tasks are:
- Dog walking, cat cleaning and animal socialization
- Small animal cleaning, and socialization
- Administrative support
- Bathing animals for adoption
- Cleaning kennels, and doing laundry
- Offsite adoption events
- Special events and fundraisers
Potential volunteers are required to register on our portal site and attend an orientation before being allowed to work with the animals. This is to ensure that you and the animal remain safe during your interaction. The minimum age to volunteer is 13 with a parent or guardian. 15-17 must attend the orientation with a parent or guardian AND on 1st day of volunteering, but can then volunteer alone.
If you can’t volunteer…
If you can’t donate…
- Educate Yourself: Research, research, research is the name of the game. Books and Internet searches will help in not only finding your perfect pet but also help in raising them. Stop by one of our adoption centers to see just how many amazing animals are in need of a good home.
- Educate Others: You can help end pet homelessness by getting just one more person to “switch” from “shopping to adopting.” Sharing your story of adopting and how great your pet is can help dispel misconceptions people have about shelter animals. Educate your children, friends, family members and co-workers about pet overpopulation, adoption and the importance of spaying and neutering.
Spaying or neutering your cat or dog is the single best thing that you can do to end pet homelessness. If there weren’t a problem with overpopulation then there wouldn’t be thousands of shelters all over the country. The ASPCA ( http://www.aspca.org/) shares the many benefits of spaying/neutering:
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
- Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
- Your spayed female won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- It is highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. Many states and counties have established low-cost spay/neuter programs that make surgery easily affordable and accessible. To find a low-cost program near you, search the ASPCA Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Provider Database.
Foster Care Contract
Host your own fundraiser for us!
We are extremely grateful when the community wants to host a fundraiser and include our organization. If you are considering hosting an event, click to
Third-Party Fundraiser Guidelines
- Once your Third Party Fundraiser is approved, we will gladly provide you with a high-quality JPEG of our logo for use on promotional materials.
- We ask that you provide a copy of any marketing materials or press coverage that mentions our organization.
- Please refer to our organization as Priceless Pets, a no-kill pet rescue.
- When appropriate, please list or include a link to our website, and/or on marketing materials with approval*.
- Priceless Pet Rescue is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
- We are typically unable to provide volunteers, printing services, display space in our center, or significant staff time to help with the planning of third-party events.
- We cannot provide tax advice. Please consult a professional if you have any questions about the tax-deductible status of donations made through your fundraising activities. Donations made directly to Priceless Pets are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
- We will gladly provide a signed IRS form W-9 on request.
- If appropriate, it may be possible to schedule the Priceless Pets Adoption Trailer to attend third-party events.
- Your event may receive mentions on the Priceless Pets Facebook or Instagram pages but is not guaranteed.
*Please send all marketing materials that include Priceless Pets to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.