starWe Fetch Best Friends

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We are proud to be one of the shelters participating in the ASPCA Adoption Ambassador Program!

The Adoption Ambassadors program is foster care taken to the next level: Not only are lives saved, but space, time and resources are freed up inside the shelter to care for more animals in need. We supply simple training and a few tools, and you take it from there. Adoption Ambassadors work to get their fosters adopted straight from the foster home. Adoption Ambassador success have included dogs being seen outside of the shelter (like Home Depot) or kittens seen on social media through special promotion by the foster family. Sound like something you would be interested in? Email Erin at e[email protected]

* This program was started in thanks to a generous grant by the ASPCA. Thank you!*


Basic Fostering Information

- If you would like to foster, you will need to be 18 years or older and have a valid ID. All members of the household need to agree to the foster and we can conduct meet and greets with resident dogs.
- You do not have to wait for an email confirmation to adopt or foster. Come on up and speak to a staff member.
- Adoptable dogs can be found at:…/AdoptableDo…/tabid/3207/Default.aspx
- A dog is available for foster if he is large or medium and has been spayed/neutered.
- Foster dogs are on the adoption site:…/AdoptableDo…/tabid/3207/Default.aspx
- We are asking for a one to two week foster period. 
- During fostering, the dogs are under our medical care. If they need anything medically, they need to come to the shelter. (We cannot pay unapproved vet bills)
- Fosters usually provide bedding, toys, bowls, and food. But, if you need help with supplies, just ask staff. 


starHow to become a foster parent

To be elgible to foster you need to fill out the foster application and turn it in to the shelter front desk. You can also fill out this foster application and submit it online.

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starFoster Care Introduction Video

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starFrequently Asked Questions

Sometimes we go out of town for the weekend. Do you have any suggestions or programs in place for respite care?

Foster animals can always come back to the shelter when foster families go out of town. Some fosters prefer to hire pet-sitters or boarding facilities at their expense. 

I see that there is an application to become a foster home. Is there any training or any other formality that we would need to complete, like training, home visit, etc?

We do training on an individual basis. The needs of each foster animal may be a little different, so we talk about that individual to each foster family.

We live in Travis County (very close to the Williamson County border). Your shelter is easier for us to get to than ones in Austin. Is it all right if we live in Travis?

Our fosters live in different areas across Central Texas. As long as they are comfortable bringing their foster animals back to our facility for medical treatment and adoption meet and greets, location is not an issue.

I'm a little confused about food/veterinary care. Does the shelter provide either of those things?

We provide all vet care if the animal comes to the shelter for care. If the foster takes an animal to the vet without our consent, we cannot pay for that vet bill.

We provide food when we have food donated. Anytime a foster needs food, they can contact me at [email protected] to see what donated food we have available.



 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Foster Manual Misty Valenta 2/20/2019426.69 KBDownload
Kitten Check UpMisty Valenta 2/20/2019283.92 KBDownload
Pregnant Cats and KittensMisty Valenta 2/20/2019982.51 KBDownload
Pregnant Dogs and PuppiesMisty Valenta 2/20/2019773.06 KBDownload
Puppy Check UpMisty Valenta 2/20/2019293.37 KBDownload

starFoster Resources

Are you taking care of Bottle Baby Kittens? Check out this awesome resource: SPCA of Texas Kitten Handbook

Need to schedule your foster kittens for surgery? Email the front staff at [email protected]

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