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We have cats that can never be adopted due to whatever their circumstances are, so we call them "Permanent Fosters".  We don't want them showing up on our adoptable list; they're not adoptable for whatever reason but we're not going to euthanize them.  The foster volunteers haven't adopted them, but continue to care for them. Is the "Foster" status appropriate to use in this case?

  1. Recycled Poms

    I’ve often wondered about that status also. We have dogs that are forever fosters also. 

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    Candy,

    The Foster status means Available to Foster as described in the Animal Statuses article here: Animal Statuses.

    You should use this status when the animal is not available for adoption but is available for foster.  A good example is when a shelter will only release a pet to a foster/rescue and not to an adopter directly.

    Please note that we also have a Needs a Foster field that can be used in combination with other statuses.  You should tick that checkbox when the animal is available for adoption and also needs to find a foster.

    Hope that helps,

    Richard


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      Not sure what the Foster status would imply, but for our dogs that can’t be adopted out, we use the “Not Available” status. I think whatever works best for your organization, so whoever see that status in RG knows what it implies. 

      1. Richard Saffell [RG]

        Andrea,

        Many of the animal statuses can be used however they work best for your organization.  However, some are used when exporting pets (if the status is public for your account).  Those statuses are listed here: Animal Statuses

        Thanks for your post!

        Richard

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