Consider Fostering

Thank You for Considering the Lifesaving Act of Becoming a Foster

Fosters are truly the front line for these animals and a critical step in saving more lives! A foster is a temporary living situation for animals while they are waiting to be ready for adoption to a furever home. Foster Families provide shelter, food, care, love, and guidance. For some of these animals, this will be their first experience being treated as someone’s family pet. You are their salvation and you should never underestimate the important role you are playing in their lives.


Why Foster?

One of the ways we can save animals is with the help of foster homes. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more animals we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience, and can be a lot of fun. There are often tears shed when a foster finally finds a home of their own, but knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep animals an average of 3-8 weeks. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, neuter schedule, or behavior issues. The SPCA can provide an estimate on how long an animal may need fostering when an animal is placed with you.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the animal.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport to/from adoption events.