FOSTER YOUR OWN PET (FYOP)
Option I: Web Sites and Flyers
PRM has many avenues available to advertise that your pet is available for adoption. We will post your animal's picture and information to our web site. The information would also be shown at PetsMart where we hold adoptions days on Saturday.
If anyone is interested in your dog or cat, they can fill out our adoption application and we will screen the adopters for you. We will then pass the information on qualified adopters to you. Pet Rescue of Mercer will charge the adopters an adoption fee, which we will keep.
Option II: PetsMart Adoption Days
Each Saturday, PRM is at PetsMart from 11am to 3pm showing shelter dogs and cats available for adoption. Often, we have room to allow 1 or 2 owners to show their dogs and cats as well. Space is very limited at PetsMart, so if you want to come you need to schedule in advance.
For dogs, you cannot just drop your dog off and leave. You must stay with the dog. A PRM Volunteer must meet your dog and determine if it is suitable for the PetsMart environment. We cannot allow aggressive dogs to remain at the store.
$25.00 ONLY IF ALTERED The fee is increased to cover the cost of altering your animal.
Fee for unaltered cats: $55
Fee for unaltered dogs: $75
For these services, we would require you send the following:
Completed "Foster Your Own Pet Application"
Cash or check payable to Pet Rescue of Mercer
Proof of current vaccinations (distemper and rabies) Your pet can not stay at PetsMart unless they have the required shots. For cats, a letter from your vet saying the cat is FIV/Leukemia negative.
A current picture of dog or cat
A description of your cat or dog (The more information you provide the better your chance of placing the animal.)
If you are interested in our help, please fill out our online application. You can email the digital picture and bio, however you must mail payment and shot records or simply bring them to PetsMart with you.
Mailed payments should go to:
Foster Your Own Pet
c/o Pet Rescue of Mercer
P.O. Box 2574
Hamilton, NJ 08690
If you have questions, please email us, we will be more than happy to answer any question you may have!