The Virginia Beach SPCA foster program is a cooperative effort on the part of our shelter and generous volunteers for the purpose of providing specialized care to animals that are not yet ready for the adoption process or shelter environment. Approximately 1,100 animals benefit from the foster program each year.
Our approved foster homes provide care and a nurturing environment until the animal is old enough or strong enough to be adopted. It takes a great deal of dedication to provide such intimate care for an animal that will eventually leave, but those who foster find the experience deeply rewarding.
What Kind of Animals Receive Foster Care?
How Foster Care Works
The animal goes to the foster home until the date noted on the fostering contract. Every two weeks, the animal will need to be brought to the shelter for check-ups, weighing and deworming, if necessary. Phone and email updates are always appreciated, but we would like to physically see the foster animals and check in with them at least every few weeks. The animal is returned to the VBSPCA when it is ready for adoption, or on the date specified. If the VBSPCA has any concerns about the animal’s health, we may ask for the animal to be returned before the specified date. Please allow us to make these decisions in the best interest of the animal.