The SPCA St. John’s is always looking for foster homes for animals not quite ready for adoption

We also occasionally need homes for the following:

  • cats/dogs undergoing medical treatment
  • cats/dogs needing a break from shelter life
  • cats/dogs awaiting or recovering from surgery
  • cats/dogs recovering from illness
  • cats/dogs needing extra socialization before going up for adoption
  • palliative care

When you foster with us, all supplies will be provided.

A typical foster placement lasts from 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the foster home’s availability. Please be prepared to regularly bring your animal back to our Adoption Resource Centre for medical check-ups during the foster period.

To foster with us, you will need:

    • To be 18 years old or older
    • Reliable transportation to bring your animal for vet checkups at our Adoption & Resource Centre on RCAF Road, and to transport your animal to the CBS Animal Hospital or Veterinary Specialty Centre in the event of an emergency
    • A working home phone or cell phone
    • Regular email access
    • PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, WE DO NOT PUT FOSTER ANIMALS IN HOMES WHERE THERE IS A HUMAN PREGNANCY IN PROGRESS

Steps to becoming an SPCA St. John’s Foster Family:

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Have an interview/information session with a Foster Program Representative.
  3. Take home your first animal!

We look forward to having you on our team!

Questions? Email [email protected] or phone (709) 726-0301 ext. 101