Foster parents provide temporary housing, care, and love for a kitten, cat, or dog until they are ready for a home. The joy you will experience when one of your foster pets find a loving home far outweighs the little bit of heartbreak in letting them go.

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Foster parents can be any age! Students can even earn volunteer hours being a foster parent.
 
PLEASE READ OUR IMPORTANT FOSTER GUIDELINES:

  • Most pets needing foster parents are neonatal kittens, adult cats, and adult dogs. Puppies and dogs under 35 lbs are typically sent to rescue shortly after arriving at our shelter.
    • Your community/neighborhood HOA (or landlord if renting) must all the breed and size of dog you're intending to foster.
    • If the dog or cat that you are fostering is a healthy adoption-approved pet (we will let you know), please actively seek placement for him/her by promoting him/her.
    • We are not fostering dogs at the moment.
  • You must be a Palm Beach County resident and be able to show proof of residency.
  • ALL of your dogs & cats in your home must be current on their Rabies vaccines and Palm Beach County license tags. *Personal pets must be kept separate from your foster pet.
  • Foster pets often have a history of which Animal Care & Control is unaware. You must report medical and behavioral issues to the foster coordinator and/or clinic staff immediately.
  • We ask that you make a 2 week to 2-month commitment to foster.
  • Please be on time for foster re-check appointments, which may be as frequent as every two weeks.

If you have the heart to foster and would like to get started,

  1. Complete & submit the online volunteer application
  2. Download, complete, & sign the Foster application
  3. EMAIL the foster application to PSD-ACC-Volunteer@pbcgov.org
    • The head of household (21+) must be the one to complete and submit the foster application.
    • Both the volunteer & foster applications must be completed.

     

CALLING ALL HERO FOSTER PARENTS

If you want to help us save lives during the current COVID 19 pandemic, please consider becoming a foster parent to a large or senior dog, an adult cat, or kitten (s).

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE FOSTERING:

  1. MOST PETS NEEDING FOSTER PARENTS ARE LARGE ADULT DOGS, ADULT CATS, AND NEONATAL KITTENS.  PUPPIES AND SMALL DOGS UNDER 35LBS ARE TYPICALLY SENT TO RESCUE SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL TO OUR SHELTER.
  2. YOU MUST BE A PALM BEACH COUNTY RESIDENT AND BE ABLE TO SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY.
  3. ALL OF YOUR PETS AT HOME MUST BE CURRENT ON RABIES VACCINES AND PALM BEACH COUNTY TAGS.
  4. PERSONAL PETS MUST BE KEPT SEPARATE FROM YOUR FOSTER PET.
  5. FOSTER PETS FREQUENTLY HAVE A HISTORY OF WHICH ACC IS UNAWARE.  YOU MUST REPORT MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES TO THE FOSTER COORDINATOR AND/OR CLINIC STAFF IMMEDIATELY.
  6. YOUR COMMUNITY/LANDLORD MUST ALLOW THE BREED AND SIZE OF DOG YOU ARE INTENDING TO FOSTER.
  7. WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE A 2 WEEK TO 2 MONTH COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A PET.
  8. YOU MUST BE ON-TIME FOR FOSTER RE-CHECK APPOINTMENTS, WHICH MAY BE AS FREQUENT AS EVERY TWO-WEEK OR MORE.
  9. IF THE DOG OR CAT THAT YOU ARE FOSTERING IS A HEALTHY, ADOPTION APPROVED PET (WE WILL LET YOU KNOW), WE ASK THAT YOU ACTIVELY SEEK PLACEMENT FOR AND PROMOTE YOUR FOSTER PET.


Please download, complete and return the Foster Volunteer Application Form via email to:

psd-acc-volunteer@pbcgov.org 

Download the Foster Volunteer Application Form

Your application will be reviewed and a Foster Representative will respond.

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KITTEN SEASON IS BACK

It's that time of year again.  Will you become a Hero and help us save precious lives?

Kittens Image Kitten season is the time of year when mother cats give birth to large litters of kittens. Moms and kittens began pouring into our shelter, and this year we need to make a difference. We want to save as many lives as possible, and to do that, we need your help! Many of these kittens are separated from their mother for numerous reasons and they will not survive without our help.

We need more foster parents to temporarily take care of our kittens. We have kittens of all ages from those that need to be bottle fed to older kittens who simply need a loving home to gain a few pounds before they can enter our adoption program. We provide all supplies!
 
You can be a Hero Foster Parent to a mom and her babies, a kitten, or a cat in need. They all need our care and help!

Please reach out to your family and friends who may be interested in fostering kittens in their loving home.

RESOURCES FOR FOSTER PARENTS 

Determining a Kitten's Age

Foster Caregiver Manual

Bottle Feeding Kitten (Video)

Weaning Bottle Kittens onto Solid Food (Video)

Bathing Kittens (Video)

Stimulating KIttens to Urinate and Defecate (Video)

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Contact Us

   
E-Mail Us

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Main Facility:
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

 Hours:
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed on government holidays

      

Rabies Vaccines & Vaccine Packages:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check-in curbside
Services performed in the Lobby

     

Shelter Map

Main Phone:
 561-233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
561-276-1344

Toll-free from West County: 561-924-5656

 Spay/Neuter Clinic Main Facility:
561-233-1261 

**Spay Shuttle - OPEN on the following dates**

Tuesday-Friday, September 1-4
Tuesday-Friday, September 8-11
Tuesday-Friday, September 15-18
Tuesday-Friday, September 22-25
Tuesday/Wednesday, September 29-30

Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter
Options


West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715
Pahokee

**West County Clinic - OPEN on the following dates**

Tuesday, September 22

 Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter
Options


Spay/Neuter West County Clinic
:
561-924-5657

Stray/Injured Pick Up 561-233-1200,
extension 0

Community Cats/TNVR Services 561-233-5262

Shelter Map