Fostering

Foster Care Providers Save Lives!

Foster care providers are critical t​o our efforts to save lives by providing temporary care outside of the shelter to animals such as those being too young for adoption, needing to recover from an illness or injury, for behavior modification, or just because they need a break from the stresses of shelter life. In order to make the fostering experience a positive one for both you and the animal, we match animals in need to the foster provider’s home environment, personal abilities and comfort level in working with various medical conditions or behaviors.

View fostering FAQ's...

How do I Get Involved?

For those at least 18 years of age, the first step is to attend a Foster Care Orientation.  

Important information to read BEFORE ATTENDING ORIENTATION:

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
WHAT ANIMALS NEED FOSTER CARE?
ARE THERE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH FOSTERING?​
WHAT IS TH​E TIM​E COMMITMENT?
CAN I FOSTER EVEN IF I WORK FULL-TIME?
WHAT TYPE OF SPACE DO I NEED AT HOME?​

The next Foster Orientations are:

  • April 23, 2017
    • Dogs: 1:00-2:00 pm
    • Cats: 2:00-3:00 pm

  •  May 21, 2017

    • Dogs: 1:00-2:00 pm
    • Cats: 2:00-3:00 pm

  • June 18, 2017

    • Dogs: 1:00-2:00 pm
    • Cats: 2:00-3:00 pm

Orientations are held in our classroom, 3839 Bradshaw Road. The application will be provided at orientation; please bring a pen and paper for taking notes. There is no need to RSVP, but please do arrive a few minutes early, as we start on time.

Please contact Meghan Ramczyk, Rescue/Foster Coordinator at ramczykm@saccounty.net or Delyse Gannaway at gannawayd@saccounty.net with any questions.

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