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What happens if the pet doesn't get adopted? Do you end up having to keep it? How long do you keep it for?
Pets in foster homes are always adopted into a permanent home. The foster family will usually foster the pet until it is adopted. The length of time varies according to the breed and age of the pet. For example, kittens and puppies are often adopted quicker than adult cats and dogs. In some cases, the foster parents decide to adopt the pet themselves. We find that most foster families want to continue fostering the pet (even if it past their original commitment) because they have come to have an established routine with the pet and it is fitting smoothly into their life-style...plus, they want to be consulted with the choice of permanent adopters. If a foster family runs into personal situations where they can not foster the pet until it is adopted, the rescue group will search for another foster home to relieve that family. Do remember that, in these cases, the rescue groups will need time to do this.

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