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The Yolo County SPCA is a foster-home based rescue organization that relies heavily on our foster homes in order to save as many animals as we do! Being a foster home is an incredibly rewarding experience. Our foster homes care for and house our animals during the week and bring them out to our placement events most Saturdays at the North Davis Petco. The Yolo County SPCA provides all supplies needed and pays for all veterinary care required. All you need to provide is a place for them to stay and lots of love! 

How to get started:

If you are interested in fostering for the Yolo County SPCA:
Dogs: Complete our online dog foster application. Feel free to email with any questions!

Cats: Complete our online cat foster application. Feel free to email with any questions!

General Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Reside in a facility that allows animals (you must have landlord approval and have paid the pet deposit, if applicable)
  • Provide or arrange transportation for your foster animals as needed


We always need both long-term (until the dog gets adopted) and short-term (a few days or weeks) foster homes for dogs; many of our foster homes will keep their foster dog until they are adopted, but you are under no obligation to do so. We do our best to match our available dogs to our foster homes in terms of what animals already live in the foster home, activity level, etc. We ask that foster homes provide a safe indoor home, lots of love, and transportation to our weekly placement events at the Davis Petco, as well as some special events in Yolo County. The Yolo County SPCA provides all food, vet care, collars, leashes, and other supplies.


We ask that the foster homes be able to keep the cats in their homes until they are adopted (this may be anywhere from a month to a year).  If you wish to foster kittens and not adult cats, we do require you to be able to foster more than one kitten at a time. We try to keep the littermates together because they need the socialization.  We ask that our foster homes provide a safe indoor home, lots of love, transportation to altering appointments and transportation to our placement events on Saturdays at the Davis Petco.  There is also some record keeping involved.  We provide food, vet care, regular litter and other supplies as we have them.  If you have room mates, we will need a written note of consent so we can be sure everyone in the household is in agreement about fostering.