Fosters turn animals into pets. Animals with special needs typically need to be fostered before they’re adoptable—they need extra time and attention to overcome emotional or medical challenges. Some of our animals need to undergo heartworm treatment or learn how to live with eyesight or hearing loss. Whatever the challenge, we’ll prepare you with a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs.
Fostering pets is a serious commitment, but it’s also a rewarding opportunity to watch animals on their journey to their forever homes.
We also offer a Compassion Foster program to care for animals in extenuating circumstances, like a medical emergency. These animals are not up for adoption, but their owners are in crisis and need someone to care for their animals for a defined amount of time.
“We agreed to become a foster family thinking we’d just help a few dogs. We didn’t know how much we would learn about new beginnings.”
– Michelle Mang
“After 10 years as an Allen County SPCA volunteer, I decided fostering was my next step, and five years and more than 70 animals later, I can say it’s easily the most rewarding volunteer job I’ve ever done.”
– Terah Brogan
“I feel so rewarded each time I release animals in my foster care back to the shelter because I know I’ve given them love, care and nurturing in a quiet, comfortable and safe environment that they can develop into the kitties they were meant to be.”
– Rosie Greiner