Becoming a Foster Parent

We want every animal brought to us to have a chance for a long and happy life. Shelters can be very stressful places for pets, and that stress can weaken immune systems and increase vulnerability to illness.

Foster homes provide a less stressful housing option that can often speed recovery, minimize behavioral deterioration, and increase chances of adoption. Foster homes exponentially increase the capacity of our shelter, allowing us to find forever homes for more animals. The SVAS foster care program brings caring individuals and needy animals together, providing care in a home setting until the animals are ready for adoption.


About the Foster Care Program:

  • GOAL
    Your goal is to help animals outside of the shelter environment who are underage, sick, or under-socialized so that they may become healthy, adoptable animals.
    You must be over 21 and have the time and ability to work with your foster animal(s). Your own pet should be fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered. It is required to have a room or space in your home where the foster animal(s) can be isolated from your own pets when necessary.
    Varies depending on the animal. The average stay is two weeks but can vary.
    If you are a current Foster and have questions about your pet’s medical treatment or care please email

To become an SVAS foster parent, please fill out an application here.

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