Sometimes dogs/cats come into
the shelter that for whatever reason, do not do well in
a shelter environment.
1. They are sick or
elderly and need some extra attention. They are
terminal and need a forever or hospice foster home so
they do not have to die in a shelter.
2. They are younger than
8 weeks of age and need help getting healthy so they can
3. Other special cases
to be determined by the Shelter Director of the Shelter
4. The ONLY time that an
animal should permanently be in a foster home is if they
are a hospice foster. Which means that they have
medical issues that are going to limit their life span
and they just need a place to stay comfortable.
The most important person to
the foster animal right now is YOU. You will be
able to seek information from the animal with his
personality, his fears, his strengths, etc.
Because of your assessment of him/her, VCAS will be able
to seek a permanent new home for the animal. The
more you tell us about the dog in your care, the better
we will be able to assist in find the right home.