It takes a special person to be a foster parent. Whether you foster tiny puppies and kittens or injured or abused adult animals, they all need the TLC that only a foster parent can provide. The care received in your home can get these animals back on track and boost their chances of being placed in a permanent loving home.
Fostering means you are providing an animal an opportunity to find a home that, without you, they would not have had. We hope that the rewards you experience will outweigh the difficulty of parting with your foster pet. remember that each time you send a foster to his or her new home, you have an opportunity to foster - and therefore rescue - another animal. Without you, these animals would not have a chance. We appreciate your efforts and recognize that you are providing a very special service.
Our partner rescue groups provide additional opportunities for animals who come through our shelter to find adoptive homes. To foster animals from the San Jose Animal Care Center, you must apply to be a foster with one of our partner rescue groups. Each organization has their own foster application, policies, and procedures.
If you are not currently a rescue partner, but would like to become one, click here to download the Rescue Registration Form. Please submit completed forms and payment in person or by regular mail directly to the shelter operations manager. You must have 501c3 non-profit status to qualify.
San Jose Animal Care and Services is not affiliated or responsible for the application process, procedures, or financial aspects for fosters that are referred from our website. If you have questions, please direct them to the rescue organization directly.