Apply to Foster

  1. Is fostering right for you?
  2. 10 Reasons to Foster Today!

You want a pet, but you are not sure if it’s right for you or what breed you want. Or maybe you want to help an animal in need but are not sure how to help. One of the most important work of volunteers at Sumter County Animal Services is opening their homes to fostering dogs and cats.

These animals are happy to be out of the shelter and in the environment of a happy home where they can get more individualized attention and love. Whether it’s because they need additional time to recover from illness or surgery, more time to grow up or just be re-familiarized with being in a home, fostering dogs and cats can be an important step in finding their fur-ever home.  In addition, fostering a pet does not require having a lot of free time or advanced pet training skills. 

While many volunteers are interested in fostering a dog, cats also need foster homes. Kittens, especially, are some of the most at-risk animals in shelters, so providing foster homes for them is critical to saving their lives until they are ready to be adopted. 

Are you thinking of fostering a cat or dog from Animal Services? 


Available Animals to Foster

Foster Program Volunteer Application

  1. 2. Do you currently have any foster pets?
  2. 3. Are there any children in your household?
  3. 4. Are the pets within your home current on all vaccinations?
  4. 6. How many hours a day would your foster pet(s) be home alone?*
  5. 7. Describe the noise level in your home (mark all that apply):
  6. 8. Describe the physical activity in your home (mark all that apply):
  7. 9. Do you have the ability to keep your personal pets and your foster animals separate for a quarantine period?
  8. 10. What type of shelter pets are you interested in fostering? (mark all that apply):
    *Note: Young orphans who require bottle feeding and round-the-clock care.
    Sumter County Animal Services reserves the right to deny anyone the ability to foster an animal without explanation. Sumter County Animal Services reserves the right to assure the animal is matched with the best home for the foster and foster animal.

    I understand that Sumter County Animal Services reserves the right to reclaim any animals that I have in my possession for fostering purposes at any given time. By clicking submit below I agree to these terms.
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