The Sleepover Program was developed to allow potential adopters to help determine whether a particular animal is a good match for their household, lifestyle, and family. Dogs and cats six (6) months of age or older can be approved to participate in a sleepover (short-term foster) for a maximum of four (4) nights and five (5) days. The short-term foster can be terminated at any time during the sleepover by a potential adopter for any reason, to re-enter the animal in our adoption program or to be adopted by you, the adopter.
During the sleepover, the animal remains the property of the Humane Society of Manatee County and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside of the home and not visit any off-leash areas like dog parks, etc. and cats must remain inside the home. Dogs on sleepovers are not to interact with any animals outside of resident animals.