Pet Foster Parent Program
Dogs and cats are the most common pets needing foster homes. But, sometimes there are birds or small mammals (like guinea pigs and rabbits) that need foster care.
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How to apply
- All foster volunteers must be able to meet all of the following basic requirements:
- Fosters must be over 18 years of age. They must agree to be the primary caregiver and point of communication for any foster animals placed in the home.
- There must be no animals in the home, or all animals in the home are altered (spayed or neutered), up to date on vaccines, and all dogs are licensed in the appropriate municipality.
- Fosters must own their home or have written landlord approval that animals are allowed.
- When caring for foster animals, fosters must be able to transport them to regularly scheduled rechecks at the animal shelter in Roslindale. Rechecks occur about every two weeks and are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- In the event a foster animal becomes ill or injured, fosters must be able to get the animal to the animal shelter in Roslindale the same day. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week.
- In the event of an after hours emergency, fosters must be able to transport a foster animal to MSPCA-Angell emergency veterinarian in Jamaica Plain in a timely manner, if directed to do so.