Foster families help the SPCA save thousands of animals every year. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of temporary loving homes need you. Fostering a pet in need is great for individuals or families.
The animals at the SPCA need families and individuals who are willing to offer their home on a temporary basis to shelter residents in need. Foster care ranges from a few days to a few weeks, and has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of animals prior to adoption.
The most common reasons that an animal is put into foster care include:
•Kittens and puppies that are too young to be spayed or neutered. When the animals are about eight weeks old, they can be spayed or neutered and made available for adoption
•Mom cats or Mom dogs who are nursing a litter of kittens or puppies. Although the shelter is a safe environment, it is not the best for raising babies.
•Cats or dogs that are being treated for injuries or illnesses, or that need help working on behavioral issues.
The SPCA provides vet care and medicine, all supplies (food, litter, litter pan, bowls, leash, harness), and 24 hour support for questions or concerns. The foster parent will provide a home, your time, and lots of love. With our limited facilities, we cannot possibly function without the help of our foster parents. They open up their homes and show their love to our animals until we find permanent homes for them. If you think you would like to become a foster parent and take in a dog or a cat that needs some special attention, please let us know and we’ll get you started on the fast track!
Foster care ranges from a few days to a few weeks, and has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of animals prior to adoption.