Choose Designated Caregiver(s): When selecting a temporary caregiver, always consider someone who lives close to your home. Preferably, they should be someone who is generally home during the day or have easy access to your home. This could be a neighbor or someone who has pets of their own.
Ideally, when selecting a more permanent caregiver or “foster parent”, consider people who have met your pet or have successfully cared for animals in the past. Be sure to discuss your expectations at length so that they fully understand the responsibility of caring for your pet(s) long-term.