Thank you for your interest in fostering!
The Yolo County SPCA is a foster-home based animal rescue organization, and does not have a shelter facility. As such, we rely heavily on our foster homes to care for the animals. In addition, housing the animals in foster homes allows us to better ascertain each animal's individual personalities, needs and behaviors. This helps us to match the right companion animal with the right adoptive home.
We always need both long-term (until the dog gets adopted) and short-term (a few days or weeks) foster homes for dogs; many of our foster homes will keep their foster dog until they are adopted, but you are under no obligation to do so. We do our best to match our available dogs to our foster homes in terms of what animals already live in the foster home, activity level, etc; this is why we ask you to fill out this application. We also ask that foster homes provide a safe indoor home, lots of love, and transportation to our weekly placement events at the Davis Petco, as well as some special events in Yolo County. The Yolo County SPCA provides all food, vet care, collars, leashes, and other supplies. All you need to provide is a place for them to stay and lots of love!
The minimum requirements to foster are:
Be 18 years of age or older.
Have all the adults in your household consent to fostering an animal
Reside in a facility that allows animals (with landlord approval and a paid pet deposit, if applicable)
Provide or arrange transportation for your foster animal as needed