Foster for Us

2024 Foster Application

Office Use

Initial screening call/Follow up necessary?

Foster's Information

Thank you so much for indicating your interest in fostering for the Nova Scotia SPCA. This portion of the form is designed to give applicants additional information about the requirements for fostering different animals, and to give the SPCA team some more information about the foster home.

This process can take approximately 10 minutes. If you are currently renting or do not own your home please have your landlord's name and contact number ready. We also ask that you have three reference names, contact numbers and/or email addresses at the ready.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to at any time.

How old are you?
You have indicated that you are under 18 years old. We thank you for your interest of in fostering, but at this time, the NS SPCA Foster Program requires all Fosters to be over the age of 18. We encourage you to re-apply at that time. Please see our Volunteering section on our webpage for other ways that you may be able to help shelter animals.
Postal Code
Do you:
ex: Jane Doe - 999-999-9999 - landlord; or: John Doe - 999-999-9999 - father
Do you have reliable access to a vehicle and the ability to come to the shelter for necessary health checks for your foster animal(s)?
Fosters may be required to travel to and from the shelter multiple times in a foster period. This would include for pick up and return of foster animals, but also for appointments and picking up necessary supplies. If you are not able to meet this requirement, we encourage you to see our Volunteering section on our webpage for other ways that you may be able to help shelter animals.
What is your primary reason for wanting to foster animals with the NS SPCA?

Our foster program is usually intended to provide temporary placement for those animals that may not be adjusting well in shelter or may need a little extra care than what we can provide in shelter. Once the animal in foster has been cleared the foster can absolutely decide if they want to provide that animal a forever home, but the intention with foster placements is that it is only temporary and that the animal comes back to the shelter to move onto the journey of meeting adoptive families. 

If you are seeking to add a new friend to your home your best step forward is to look at our adoption process. We have a 30-day return policy that allows for the transition into a new home and if for any reason the adoption does not work out you will receive a refund.