APA relies on committed foster homes through our DAPA! campaign to provide a loving temporary home for at-risk animals until they can be placed in forever adoptive homes. Without foster homes, we simply cannot continue to save animals from our municipal shelter at the rate needed to reach No-Kill status for our community. You can read answers to some frequently asked questions about fostering in the expanding sections below (just click the question).
If you are interested in joining us as a foster provider, please download and print the application below and contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fostering
What is a foster home?
A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets in our program while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home or to move into one of our future overnight adoption programs. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.
Why is fostering important?
How long should I expect to foster?
What are the responsibilities of a foster family?
- Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
- Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
- Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
- Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
- Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
- Transport to/from offsite adoption events