How Fostering Works

CARING FOR KITTENS

We'll call you when a mother cat and litter or orphaned litter are available to be fostered. The SF SPCA will provide you with food, medications if needed, and an unlimited supply of motherly advice.

When the kittens are healthy enough and old enough to be adopted – at about eight weeks of age in most cases – you bring them back to us and we place them all in loving homes. What could be more rewarding? Not much!

CARING FOR FOSPICE

Fospice is a way we are able to extend our ability to care for certain animals that in any other shelter would be euthanized. Are you willing to open your heart to an animal that might only have a few months to live but we are not ready to give up on yet? These are animals who might need fluids, daily monitoring, that little extra TLC that one can only give in a home environment.

Volunteers provide hospice care enabling these homeless animals to live, and die, with dignity in a loving environment. 

CARING FOR PUPPIES

We'll call you when a mother dog and litter or orphaned litters are available to be fostered. The SF SPCA will provide you with food, medications, lots of socialization and potty training practice.

When the puppies are ready to leave mom, or the puppies are healthy enough to go up for adoption we will have you return the puppies and mom to us, and in turn place them in a loving home