Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. Some animals may only need a home for several days if they need to gain weight before surgery, while others may need several weeks of care in the case of a broken bone. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as prevent overcrowding in our adoption center. The Maryland SPCA is always looking for foster families to help save more animals’ lives.
We help to ensure your success in being a foster parent. We offer training and supplies. Also, help from our trained staff is just a phone call away. Foster animals are carefully matched with foster homes according to the animals’ needs and the foster parents’ abilities. Whether you work full-time or you are often at home, there may be a foster placement appropriate for you.
If you are interested in fostering for the Maryland SPCA, you can begin the application process now by completing an application. The questions asked in the application are to ensure that your foster experience is positive for both you and the animals.
After you have filled out the application, please fax it to Rae, Foster/Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-235-1053. If you have any questions, please contact Rae by email or phone at 410-235-8826, ext. 147. After receiving your application, Rae will contact you to arrange a personal meeting to discuss your foster interests and the MD SPCA’s needs.