Have you really considered the cost of pet ownership? Please think carefully and decide if you are ready for the commitment and responsibility of owning and caring for a pet. Remember, having and loving a pet is not a right, but a privilege!
$24/month for a premium food such as Science Diet
$10/month for various treats
$100 - $300/year for annual vaccinations, heartworm checks, and preventative medications
$40 - $65/year
$14 - $50/night
Toys & Misc
$50 - $150/year (this can go much higher)
$50 - $150 one time cost
$120/eight week program
Actual or electronic fencing can cost hundreds or even thousands
The following items reflect the average costs of properly caring for a 40-50 lb. dog.
In order to be considered to be a foster home for ECCHA pets, you must:
Be 21 years of age with verifiable identification
Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household
Understand that the ECCHA has a right to deny your application
Agree to a home visit BEFORE and DURING the time when you might foster a pet from ECCHA
Become a volunteer. As a foster parent, you are required to be a volunteer. We feel that if you understand what goes on daily at the humane association, you will be a better foster parent. If you're not a current volunteer, we can not send a foster animal home with you until you have completed orientation.