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Emergency Contact Information
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What would you like to do with East CAN?
The following questions help us assess your experience so we can place an appropriate foster animal in your home. You do not need experience in any or all of these areas to be approved as a foster.
(Name, phone number or email address)
(Cage/crate, collars, leashes, grooming supplies, dog bowls, dog beds, etc. East CAN will supply what you don't have.)
Please enter comments on any of the above questions about your home environment.
Please let us know who else is in the household, or will be caring for the foster.
Please tell us about other pets in the home.
(Species, breed, male/female, neutered/spayed, and age)
Please provide the name and address of your current veterinarian (if applicable) and a reference of someone (outside your household and not related) who has personal knowledge of your experience with animals.
(Name, Phone, Email, and relationship)
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East CAN Agreement
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Most East CAN-sponsored dogs are strays rescued directly from the street and into foster homes. These dogs have not seen a veterinarian yet (unless emergency care is necessary), and their temperament has not been fully assessed. With that said, a trip to see a veterinary professional will be one of the first steps to be taken, and we will ask for your assistance when making the appointment.
If you have other adult animals in your household and they are up-to-date on their vaccinations and preventatives (yearly boosters, rabies, heartworm and flea/tick), they are typically safe from common dog ailments. However, diseases can be transmitted between animals if they are exposed to each other’s saliva, blood, urine or feces.
Dogs fresh off the street are also typically “shell-shocked.” While most dogs are delighted to be off the streets, some react to their new surroundings with fear, lethargy or even agitation. We insist that any new dog be crated when not supervised to reduce risk to other animals and property.
When you first welcome an East CAN foster dog into your home, it is critical that you keep him/her separate from other animals until the time is more appropriate. This separation includes bowls, toys and potty areas. East CAN will provide you with a crate, collar and leash, but can also provide a baby gate(s) and a tie-out if you desire. If you suspect that your personal dog’s health has been adversely affected by an East CAN foster dog, please notify us immediately.