Foster a pet notification.
If you are interested in opening your home and providing socialization and love to a shelter animal, fostering might be for you! Fostering helps the pet you foster, and it also opens up a cage or kennel space for us to save another pet! Time commitments range from just a weekend, to a few weeks and possibly even several months, depending on your availability and interests.
- Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Foster Care Manual.
- Access e-mail regularly and provide transportation to and from AAC.
- Provide some food and supplies for foster pets.
- Have up-to-date rabies vaccinations for all animals living in your home.
Foster Care Manual
In the Foster Care Manual, you will learn:
- AAC fostering policies and procedures
- All about foster medical care
- Required reading for cat and/or dog fosters
- Helping your foster get adopted, or adopting your foster, and much more!
- Foster applications can take up to a week to process depending on volume - you will receive confirmation once you are approved.
- Please check your junk/spam folder!
Types of Animals Needing Foster
What kind of animals need fosters?
- Adult dogs and cats needing a break from the shelter. This can be anywhere from a couple of days to several months, depending on the type of pet and its particular needs.
- Dogs and cats with special behavioral needs. Some of our animals lack socialization and training, and time spent in a foster home (one week to one month, or longer) working on obedience and basic skills can be lifesaving!
- Underage kittens.
- Neonatal kittens! They need bottle feeding every two to six hours, depending on their age.
- Animals who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. If you don’t have any other pets, or, have a large, quiet area of your home, separate from other pets, we need you most of all for these types of animals! Having a quiet place to rest and recover makes a huge difference.