We Provide The Food,
Supplies, And Animal.

You Just Bring The Love.

Foster care enriches the lives of cats and dogs in our care by offering them a place to grow, recover, socialize, or learn valuable skills that will help them in finding success in a forever home. Whether you are an expert trainer or have never owned a pet before, we have fostering opportunities that will suit your skill level and help improve your knowledge and experience!

Our foster care program includes:

-Neonatal Care
-Puppies and Kittens
-Shelter breaks/sleepovers for adult dogs and cats
-Medical and Hospice Care
-Adoption Ambassadors

The Fredericksburg SPCA provides most supplies such as: food, toys, linens, and crates that you will need for your foster. We also provide medical care, a 24-hour emergency line, and general advice and guidance through our active foster community and case managers.

What we need from you:

-Be able to provide basic care and feeding
-Reliable transportation for events and medical appointments
-Adherence to our rules for foster animals
-Be an advocate for your foster! (Pictures, bios, videos and more are needed to get your foster adopted!)
-Engagement in our foster community

Interested in becoming a foster?
Fill out our short application below!

Medical Fosters

Minor medical illness can often be the reason a large portion of animals in shelters within the United States are euthanized. We believe that through our fostering program, we can prevent this unnecessary death. Medical fosters are needed in order for us to help increase these life-saving rates.

Through the guidance of our medical team, the Fred SPCA will provide medicine and teach the foster anything they need to know about the illness itself and how to care for the animal. We also coach on how to properly sanitize/quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading illness to any resident pets. The commitment for a medical foster is usually only 10-14 days.

Fostering an animal that is feeling under the weather allows animals to heal in a home environment where they are being provided the compassionate TLC they need. It helps our organization holistically, as it helps keep the other animals in the shelter healthy, as well as helps alleviate workload on staff so that they can continue to work hard at placing animals in homes.