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Become A Foster Parent

Foster parents provide temporary homes for animals prior to adoption. Providing foster care is a wonderful and personal way to contribute to saving and improving the lives of homeless pets.

Why Do Pets Need Foster Care?

There are several possible reasons:

  • Newborn animals that need to be bottle-fed, or mothers with nursing babies. Very young animals who are weaned but not old enough for adoption also benefit from the care of a foster parent.
  • Dogs with mild to moderate behavioral issues who require some behavior modification and work, such as shy dogs who need socializing, and/or Long-time residents at the shelter.
  • Some animals need time to recover from an illness or injury before adoption, and may need more attentive and personal medical care which can be more easily provided in a foster home.
  • Short term care for animals who will be going to a rescue group.

Whatever the reason, these animals need some extra love and care before they can be adopted. Providing foster care for a week, a month, or more can be a lifesaving gift for an animal.

How to Become a Foster Parent

All foster animals are the responsibility of the SPCA located in Sharonville. Please call 513-489-7387 or email us at foster@spcacincinnati.org whenever you have a question about your foster pet; or about becoming a foster parent.

Learn more about our foster care program by reading our Frequently Asked Foster Questions document.

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