At many times throughout the year, some of the animals that come to the Nova Scotia SPCA need temporary homes – and that’s where we need your help. Many of our branches rely solely on foster homes.
Yes you can foster even if you are only available for a short time – or are not sure how to care for kittens – we can teach you!
Fill out this foster form to become a foster parent today!
Many of the animals that come into our branch shelters need a little extra TLC before finding their new forever home or are too young to be ready for adoption. Foster Parents provide a temporary home for these animals as they recover from surgery or illness, or simply put on a little more weight before being spayed or neutered.
Benefits of being a foster parent
- Every animal that you foster is given a second chance at life – and the more animals you foster, the more lives you help save.
- Fostering can be a great way to try having an animal in your life, before making a lifelong commitment
- First time Foster Parents receive training, and our friendly Foster Team are just a phone call away
- We provide any medical care required
- We supply all food, bedding, litter trays and everything else to help the animals have a comfortable stay in your home
- The average length of stay is 3-6 weeks for cats, and 6 weeks for dogs
Requirements to become a foster parent
- Must be over 18 years of age
- Your own animals need to be up to date with their vaccinations
- Need to have consent from your Landlord (if you rent)
- Need support of all other household members involved.
- Must have time each day to care for your fosters – the time needed depends on the individual situation, we can customize the foster animal you take home to what works best for your lifestyle and schedule.
- Need a room to isolate the foster animal(s) from other household pets
- Need reliable access to transportation for picking up/dropping off fosters and visits to our Vet (when necessary) or shelter for supplies.