To meet an animal who is residing in a foster home, check the animalís Petfinder bio and find who is listed as the contact person. The listing may say to email a specific person or it may say to call the SPCA and ask to speak to the contact person. Not all foster families have email contacts. The contact person will review a prescreening form with the inquiring party to make sure they meet all SPCA requirements. The contact person will then forward the inquiring partyís information to the foster family and the foster family will be in touch to set up a mutually convenient meeting.
Is the adoption process any different for an animal in foster care?
No, all the same SPCA requirements apply, and once the meeting takes place, the adoption process is identical whether or not the pet has been in foster care.
What are the benefits of adopting an animal who has been living in a foster home?
The foster family will be able to provide vital information concerning the animalís daily routine, likes and dislikes, housebreaking or litter box habits, and many other details. The foster family lives with the animal on a day to day basis so they are the experts about their foster pet. These pets themselves have had the benefits of increased socialization, exercise, and mental stimulation on a regular basis from people and other pets living in the home.
Is it easy to meet and adopt a foster animal?
Yes!! The foster families are very eager to see their fosters go to great homes. They are happy to set up meetings with potential adopters and often stay in touch after the adoption has been finalized.<< back to the main Adoption page