Become a Foster

Do you want to help animals but don't have time to volunteer in a shelter? Foster volunteering might be right for you.
Through foster care, thousands of animals have received special care before getting a second chance at a forever home. So many of our animals need foster care before they are ready to find new homes, and this need continues to increase. Foster volunteers take responsibility for spending individualized time with these animals and providing a safe environment and loving home for them until they are able to go up for adoption.
Foster care volunteers care for:
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers
  • Animals that are too young for adoption
  • Animals who require supportive health care or post-surgery recovery
  • Animals who need work with behavioral issues.

While you are fostering the SFAHS provides basic necessities for their care including food, litter for cats, kennels, food and water bowls, blankets, and medications if necessary. If needed, training and care instructions will be provided. Vet techs and kennel staff can also offer their help if needed.

Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience, and it changes animals' lives in a very direct way. Your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.
If you are interested in becoming a foster, please download the application and submit it to the shelter by dropping it off or emailing it! After your application has been received and approved, you'll be contacted by email or phone by our foster coordinator.

*Most applications are approved within just a few days, depending on the coordinator's availability and the application in question.
Foster Care Application