small kitten in her foster home

Foster Parenting

A foster parent is someone who provides temporary housing and care for an animal sheltered at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Our Foster Care program is designed to provide a caring home where animals can receive more individualized attention. Sometimes they are recovering from illness, on hold due to a court case, need to be socialized, or aren’t old enough to be placed in a forever home.

Benefits of being a foster parent are:

  • Experience the joy of having a pet without having to make a lifetime commitment.
  • Save the life not only of the animal being fostered, but free up space at the shelter for another animal in need.
  • Foster parents have the first chance to adopt their foster animals or arrange adoptions with qualified, interested parties. We encourage foster parents to help find forever homes for their foster babies.

If you are interested in fostering an animal from one of our locations, please fill out the Foster Parent Application at the link below. You need be at least 18 years of age or have your parent’s permission and consent to be a foster parent. If you have questions about getting involved, contact Kelsie Kelly at kkelly@pspca.org.