Foster Parenting


November Foster Spotlight - Amelia


We would like to introduce you to foster and volunteer extraordinaire Amelia! Amelia has been with the shelter for many years and started fostering about a year ago. Even though she has only fostered for a year, she has helped some of our most in need dogs. 

The first was Honey, a terrified bloodhound who was able to show her true personality in Amelia's home. The second was Titan, a nervous older dog with hip dysplasia who was in the shelter for over a year. The third and current foster is Biscuit.


Biscuit is a shelter favorite and has been with us for 2 years. Biscuit struggled in the shelter and while he had a lot of friends, he did not get any adoption inquiries. Finally, Amelia decided it was time and brought him home. While our team was worried about Biscuits' first time out of the shelter in years, Amelia had it covered. Biscuit settled into her home and a new routine and is thriving. 

Biscuit is currently waiting for a much needed surgery to repair an injury to his back leg. If you are interested in learning more about his story or our adoptions process, please reach out to



You can find Amelia all over the shelter or attending adoptions events with Biscuit 

and her other shelter friends! 

There is no dog that Amelia isn’t dedicated to finding a forever home for.

Whether that be a nervous dog in need of a friend or a sick dog in need of a place to rest his head. 




Please join us in thanking Amelia for everything she has done for the PSPCA and its residents! 



Thank you so much for your interest in fostering with the PSPCA! Please read on to learn a little more about our foster program. A foster parent is someone who provides temporary housing and care for an animal sheltered with the Pennsylvania SPCA. Our Foster Care program is designed to provide a caring home where animals can receive more individualized attention. Animals who are in need of foster care may be recovering from illness, on hold due to a court case, requiring socialization, or aren’t old enough to be placed in a forever home, such as puppies and kittens.

Benefits of being a foster parent are: 

∘ Experience the joy of caring for 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.

∘ Have the rewarding experience of helping an animal on their journey to finding a forever home.

∘ Learn more about animals by fostering different types of animals, with different behavioral and medical needs.

∘ Have the support of foster, behavior, and medical staff for the duration of your foster animal’s stay. 

The PSPCA can provide supplies including food(dry and wet), crates, toys, litter, litter boxes, and other basic supplies you may need!

If you are interested in fostering an animal from one of our locations, please fill out the Foster Parent Application at the link below (please note it takes around 48 hours for applications to be processed. We appreciate your patience). You must be at least 18 years of age to become an approved foster parent. If you have questions about getting involved, contact the foster team at

Philadelphia-area Foster Parent Application

Lancaster-area Foster Parent Application

Danville - area Foster Parent Application

Can't foster, but want to help? Visit our wishlist here.



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