Just as foster homes are needed for children, local animal shelters need temporary homes for pets.
Foster parents provide a nurturing environment to animals that might be too young for adoption, need time to heal from a medical procedure, or could benefit from socialization in a home environment.
SPCA Tampa Bay’s foster parents must complete a two-hour orientation, learn about kitten or puppy care, and provide basics like food and toys. SPCA Tampa Bay provides veterinary care and medications for fostered pets. Pets typically need foster care for as little as two weeks to as long as four months.