FAQ

How long do animals need to stay in foster care?
The typical foster stay is two weeks to six weeks, depending on the needs of the individual animal(s) in your care. The time frame of each foster situation will be discussed with you ahead of time.
What kind of animals need foster care?
Puppies and kittens under two months, mothers with nursing litters, dogs or cats with medical conditions or injuries, and behavioral or medical special needs animals.
Can I become a foster volunteer if I have pets of my own?
Yes, we welcome pet owners as foster volunteers. Please keep in mind that there is always a health risk when exposing your pets to other animals in any setting. However, the risk is minimal if your pets are vaccinated and in good health.
What expenses are involved in foster care?
SFAHS provides the basic necessities to care for animals Foster families provide housing, exercise, socialization, and lots of love! SFAHS provides all medical care for the animals in foster homes, including vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and medications.

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