Foster

Foster care homes provide a critical link between our acceptance of animals into St. Francis and getting them placed in adoptive homes. Since we do not currently have facilities to house all of our animals, we are limited on the number of animals we can take in, by the number of foster homes we have available.

Cat Foster Home Program

Cat AdoptionsFostering is for a minimum of 5 days. Foster families are expected to provide the animal with food, water, shelter and of course, love and companionship. St. Francis is responsible for any veterinary care needed while the animal is in foster care. Foster families are expected to follow our foster guidelines while cats and kittens are in their care.

Foster are required to maintain animals medical history in our database while in their care. Also, any pertinent information regarding the temperament and personality of the animal should be recorded, as this will assist in placing the animal in a permanent home.

When a cat in foster care is deemed ready for adoption, the Adoption Center Coordinator will notify the foster family as soon as a space is available at an Adoption Center. The cat can then be transported by the foster family and will be housed there for a week at which time it needs to return to the foster home for a cage break of at least a week.

If you are interested in becoming a St Francis foster, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and indicate you would like to foster. 


Dog Foster Home Program

Cat AdoptionsOur dogs remain in foster care homes until they are adopted into a permanent home. Foster families are expected to follow our foster guidelines while dogs and puppies are in their care.

Persons fostering dogs for St. Francis may be asked to transport the dog to PetsMart on Saturday and/or Sunday, so that the dog can be seen by prospective adoptive families. If the foster family does not object, the Dog Care Coordinator can also provide the name and telephone number of the foster care family to a prospective adoptive family, who then contacts the foster family and arranges to meet the dog. In addition to opening their homes to prospective adoptive families, the St. Francis foster family provides vital information as to how the prospective adoptive family interacts with the dog, and how the dog responds.

If you are interested in becoming a St Francis  foster, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and indicate you would like to foster.