Fostering is a donation of time and love. Some of the pets in our care will do better in a home environment, instead of a shelter environment. These pets could have medical needs, behavioral needs, or maybe they’re just too young! By taking these pets into your home, you’re giving them another chance. It is an experience that you’ll never forget, and you will single-handedly help them find their forever home.
How much space do you need to foster?
If you have a spare bedroom or clean, temperature-controlled finished basement, you can give shelter to an animal in need of temporary housing!
How long is the commitment?
Some of our pets need just a few days in foster; some need a bit longer. Each dog and cat is different! We’re sure we can find the perfect foster pet for you and your schedule.
What kind of pets are fostered?
Kittens and puppies under 8 weeks old must go to foster, at least until their vaccines are up-to-date; they have a better chance of avoiding illness in a home. Pets with medical needs recover and heal better in a home. Pets that need one-on-one socialization will receive personal attention in a home.
Is it expensive?
All expenses are covered by the Dutchess County SPCA; medical expenses and supplies are provided.
Afraid you’ll get attached?
There’s no shame in foster failing! However, many of our foster parents find joy in sending their foster pets into new homes; there’s nothing like seeing your foster find their fur-ever home!
How do you become a foster parent?
Please fill out the application above. Our foster coordinator will be in touch to schedule a foster interview for you!
Can’t foster but still want to help? Donate to our kitten shower to help provide for kittens in need: http://a.co/gwZoQ81
For more information please read the additional resources below. If you have more questions, contact Anne Riehl at email@example.com