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. As such, we rely heavily on our volunteer foster homes to care for and house the animals in our system. In addition, housing the animals in foster homes allows us to better ascertain each animal's individual personality, needs, and behavior. 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 ask that foster homes provide a safe indoor home, lots of love, and transportation to our adoption events or meetings, veterinary appointments, as well as some special events in Yolo County. The Yolo County SPCA provides all food, vet care, collars, leashes, and other supplies.
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
Sign and agree to our foster home contract