starWe Fetch Best Friends

Dog wearing an 'Adopt Me' Bib saying we fetch best friends

Cat sitting next to adopt mebib

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 Misty at mvalenta@wilco.org

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

 
 

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 mvalenta@wilco.org to see what donated food we have available.

 

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.

Foster Application -pdf formatclick here

 
 

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 wcras@wilco.org

 
 
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