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Foster a Pet at the CCSPCABy fostering an animal, you’re saving a life. The unfortunate truth is when we receive animals that are too small or young, they may be the first to be considered for euthanasia due to their lack of self-sufficiency. By providing a home for them to grow up in, they have a better chance of survival and to find their forever home.

You could be fostering your new family member! We have two options as part of the foster care program. The first option is foster to return for rehoming. The second is foster to adopt. Many of our foster parents fall in love with their foster animals and end up adopting them!

Fostering an animal helps them become more adoptable. Fostered animals are more socialized, healthier, and have a known background of their likes and dislikes. All of these things help future adopters find the perfect pet for their family.

Fostering makes you feel good inside. It is entirely rewarding knowing that you’ve helped save a life.

Foster animals that are sick recover quicker and better in a foster home. The shelter environment is a very stressful situation for animals and therefore they recover at a slower rate.

To become a foster parent, you must apply to become a foster parent. As soon as your application is approved then you can begin fostering.

As a foster parent, you are required to incur the cost of food, medication, and supplies needed for your foster animal.

For more information, please contact our Foster Department at foster@ccspca.com or call 559-233-7722 ext. 127.

Foster Care Program

How to Become a Foster Parent - Fresno Animal Shelter

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Foster Parent! Foster parents provide temporary care for our animals in their own homes until they are ready for adoption and to be placed in their permanent home. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for several months. View pets in need of Foster Care.

By offering your love, time, energy, support and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our animal care center. Central California SPCA is always looking for foster homes and we provide all veterinary care and reduced fees for medicine for foster animals, plus plenty of support to foster parent volunteers.

We ask for you, the Foster Parent, to dedicate your time, energy, love, support and offer pet supplies, food and a place in your home. The foster animals include those too young for adoption, animals recovering from illness or injury, animals awaiting transport to another Humane Society, and those in need of extra socialization. When ready, foster pets are returned to the animal care center to await adoption.

Foster parents are welcome to help in the re-homing process by sharing photos, attending offsite adoption locations such as Petsmart, or by sponsoring their fosters spay/neuter to reduce the adoption fee. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or would like to make a donation to this program, please call (559) 233-7722 x 127 or reach us via email at foster@ccspca.com.

Click here for Foster Parent Application

Download Foster Care Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Foster Care Contract

Mail your foster care application to:
Central California SPCA
Foster Care Program
103 S. Hughes Ave. Fresno, CA 93706