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Foster Application

Fosters are always needed! 

Fosters provide rescue animals with temporary or long-term housing and care while waiting to move into their forever home or be transported to a partner rescue. Fostering provides socialization and training for the animal and gets them away from the stress of living in the shelter. This also allows the foster parent to observe the animal's behaviors to help make sure that they find the best-suited home.


All food, vetting and supplies are provided for fosters by LSPCA.

Qualified foster care provider commitments include: 

  • Feeding & boarding

  • Behavioral training, exercise, and socialization

  • Proper grooming

  • Attending adoption events

  • Transporting to/from veterinarian appointments

  • Providing pets with lots of TLC

  • Assisting in finding the perfect family match for the pet

If you are looking to foster a pet, we ask that you complete the foster application below. If you would like to adopt, please complete the adoption application instead. Please note that the completion of an application does not guarantee that a pet will be placed in your care. We reserve the right to refuse for any reason. 

To be considered for foster, we have several requirements:

  • Fosters must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Non-smoking homes only.

   •  If you rent your home, you must provide written consent from your landlord to have a dog or cat on the premises. 

   •  All dogs and cats in the home 6 months of age or older must be spayed or neutered.

   •  All pets in the home must be up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm prevention & flea/tick prevention. 

   •  Dog fosters should have a physical fence in place so that the dog(s) will have a safe place to run, play, and potty. There may be some exceptions depending on the pet and individual circumstances). A home visit may be required.

Important note:

Foster animals are the property of Lancaster SPCA. Fostering an animal does not guarantee the ability to adopt. Fostered animals are networked with partner rescues around the country and will be scheduled for transport when they are ready. If a partner rescue has committed to that animal, we must fulfill our commitment.

Once the foster application is completed and submitted, we will be in touch with you after it is processed by one of our volunteers. Please allow a minimum of 3 - 5 days to hear back from us. 


If you wish to print the application to complete off-line and mail, please click here for printable forms.

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