Q: What conditions qualify to submit my pet(s) for fostering by a volunteer with Guardian Angel for Soldier’s Pet?
A: Most pets are accepted for fostering due to an expected deployment of your unit. Where resources are available we will attempt to assist with fostering due to emergency situations (such as medical health issues) while the solider is resolving the situation.
Q: How long are pets fostered by the volunteer families?
A: Foster terms involving a deployment average 8 to 13 months – depending on your branch of service. In unforeseen emergency situations foster terms can average 3 to 9 months depending on the situation.
Q: Will the foster home be located in my home base area?
A: We try to keep travel to a minimum and place your pet(s) with a family as close to your area as possible. However, various considerations factor into this decision, including availability of foster families and a good match between your pet(s) and the foster household. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet wants the experience to be a positive for you, your pet(s) and the selected foster family.
Q: How do I start the process to have my pet fostered through Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet?
A: Click on the Submit a Pet link and choose the appropriate form(s) for your pet(s) – one submission per pet.
Q: How far in advance do I submit my application?
A:When possible, we request that you submit the form(s) 30 to 60 days prior to the date a foster home is needed. This allows us to find the best fit for your pet(s) with the appropriate foster home and establish the care plan with the host’s veterinarian.