Foster

Can I Crash on Your Couch?

Many of the animals that come into our shelters need a little extra TLC or are too young to be ready for adoption.  Fabulous foster families provide a temporary home for these animals. 

We supply everything needed so they have a comfortable stay in your home.

Every animal that you foster is given a second chance at life.  Fostering can also be a great way to try having an animal in your life before making a lifelong commitment.

Interested in becoming an SPCA foster parent?  Read about what to expect and what we require below before you apply.

What To Expect
  • First time foster parents receive training and our friendly Foster Team is just a phone call away
  • We supply all supplies (food, bedding, medical care etc) to help your foster(s) have a comfortable stay in your home
  • The average length of stay is 3-6 weeks for cats and 6 weeks for dogs

 

What We Require
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Your own animals need to be up to date with their vaccinations
  • Need to have consent from your Landlord (if you rent) and support from all household members
  • Must have time each day to care for your fosters.  The time needed depends on the individual situation and we can customize the foster animal you take home to what works best for your lifestyle and schedule
  • Need a room to isolate the foster animal(s) from other household pets
  • Need reliable access to transportation for picking up/dropping off fosters and visits to our vet (when necessary) or shelter for supplies