- All pets in the household need to be spayed/neutered and current on core vaccines (DHLP or DHLPP and rabies for dogs; FVRCP or FVRCPC and rabies for cats). We check with your veterinarian before approving your foster application to make sure this requirement is met.
- Foster cats and kittens need to be isolated (in an extra bedroom, bathroom, etc.) from pet cats and kittens.
- Foster parents need to make a commitment to keep their foster animal for the full estimated duration of foster.
- Foster parents must agree to medically treat their foster animal/s should they become ill. This is usually very simple; liquid antibiotics for cats and kittens, pills for dogs, eye drops or salve, once or twice a day.
- We ask foster parents to provide food and litter for their foster animals. At times we may be able to provide these supplies, depending on availability.
- Foster parents must agree to schedule two-week foster checks, free of charge, at our veterinary clinic, so that we can monitor the progress of our animals.
- Our experienced clinic staff will provide foster parents with medical and behavioral support for the duration of the foster period.
- Foster parents must agree to return their foster animal/s to the shelter when they are ready for adoption.
- Foster parents must agree to follow all foster recommendations and abide by the terms of the Foster Agreement.
- You must be 21 years of age or older to qualify for fostering
To Become A Foster Parent
- Complete a Foster Application, Click here to take our foster survey and email it to
- For more info call Alexis Simonow at 412-321-4625 ext. 225.
- If there are no animals in the shelter who meet your foster preferences, we will keep your application on file and call you when an animal needs your foster care.