Dog Foster Responsibilities
Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent for the SPCA of Northern Virginia!
Note:We currently do not have any dogs that are awaiting foster homes. Please consider our other volunteer needs.
Fostering entails taking care of the dog in your home until he or she is adopted. This could be days, weeks or months. This also entails bringing your foster dog to our open houses which are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Weber's Pet Supermarket in Fairfax City.
We want to ensure the best possible match between foster parents and foster dog. The SPCA of Northern Virginia will cover all medical costs while the dog is in foster care. Keep in mind the following points:
- In case of medical problems, please notify your SPCA of Northern Virginia contact who has the medical authorization to discuss the situation and, if necessary, schedule an appointment at an SPCA-approved vet.
- The foster parent is responsible for bringing the dog to our adoption open houses.
- Foster parents provide food, toys, socialization, and lots of love!
- Dogs will not be placed in foster homes with unneutered pets.
We currently do not have any dogs that are suitable for fostering. Please take a look at our other