Pick your pet’s adoption fee! Through the end of the month, draw your adoption fee! Ranging from $0 to $25 on all adult animals (6 months and older), at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, Ellis County Animal Care Center, and foster!
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Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
By becoming a Foster Hero, you provide one animal with a comfortable, loving home while they await adoption, plus open a space at our shelter for another animal. We will supply everything you need to foster your new furry friend. You just bring the LOVE!
FOSTER TYPE: Trust Building and SocializationPICKUP LOCATION: DallasFOSTER REASON: I need someone to help me learn that the world isn't such a scary place.ABOUT ME: My name is Kowalski and I came in with a big group of hounds from a rough situation. Unfortunately, I'm a bit more fearful than my friends so I am looking for a calm and quiet home to help open up. I am very handsome though and do LOVE treats (like, a lot). I've gotten better with walking on leash but I'm still working on it. FOSTER COMMITMENT: A minimum of 6 weeks, but I'd love it if you could foster me until I am ready for adoption!DREAM HOME: I need a home with a securely fenced in yard and I need to meet everyone in the home. KIDS: No kids for me, adults only. DOGS: I may do better with a friendly and confident pup in the home but I can be a little picky about my friends. Bring your dog to meet me! SPECIAL NOTE: While I am not yet cleared for adoption, I am eligible for foster-to-adopt.
Foster Type: FospicePickup Location: DallasAbout Me: I came to the SPCA of Texas through a cruelty case and was in pretty bad shape. I had been starved and had sores all over my body. Now I'm at a healthy weight and a happy, playful, peppy boy! I love my toys, comfy beds, and going on slow and leisurely walks. It doesn't take me too long to warm up to new people and once I trust you, I really enjoy petting and brushing. I spent a little bit of time in a foster home to get a break from the shelter and once I got on a routine, I didn't have any accidents! They said I was an excellent house guest and even did well when left alone.Foster Reason: I have severe hip dysplasia, because of this I am on daily, life long medications. I also need a fospice parent who can monitor me for lameness (limping, difficulty standing from lying down, difficulty sitting). It is also important that I stay at my current weight and have low impact exercise such as swimming. Due to my medical issues, I will likely have to ride in a crate in the car or use a ramp/stairs. My current meds are working well for me and at this time I'm comfortable and very mobile!Foster Length: I am a fospice pup, this means I will live with you for the rest of my life while the SPCA of Texas covers all of my medical cost.Foster Home: I require a home with a securely fenced yard. I am best suited for a home that can provide me with a calm and quiet environment. My fospice parents will need to be willing to go slow with me and respect my boundaries as I can sometimes be sensitive about being touched in certain areas. Please bring the whole fam to meet me. Dogs: I would do best as the only dog, but a calm and less active dog may be okay. Please bring them to meet me.Kids: 15+ pleaseSpecial Note: I am a Fospice pup- that means you get to love me for the rest of my life while I remain a part of the foster program! The SPCA of Texas will provide all of my supplies, medication, care, and behavioral support! It is also an option to foster me temporarily until a forever Fospice can be found.COPY/PASTE for more pictures of me: https://bit.ly/3Etetgd
FOSTER TYPE: Trust Building and SocializationFOSTER REASON: I am a fearful and undersocialized dog who needs a home in order to continue making progress.FOSTER COMMITMENT: 8 weeks or until adopted.ABOUT ME: Remember that big snowstorm? My friends and I were rescued right before that storm and we've been making slow, but steady progress since then. Unfortunately, we've made all the progress we can while in the shelter and need a foster home to help us continue our journey! FOSTER HOME: I'm looking for a calm, quiet home with a securely fenced yard and no kids under 10. I'd like to meet all members of the household before I go home! While I do not require another dog in the home, it would likely be beneficial for me to have a friend to learn from! SPECIAL NOTE: While I am not yet available for adoption, I am eligible for foster-to-adopt! Visits with me are by appointment only, so complete an online application today!
FOSTER TYPE: Trust Building and SocializationFOSTER REASON: I am a fearful and undersocialized dog who needs a home in order to continue making progress.FOSTER COMMITMENT: 8 weeks or until adopted.ABOUT ME: Remember that big snowstorm? My friends and I were rescued right before that storm and we've been making slow, but steady progress since then. Unfortunately, we've made all the progress we can while in the shelter and need a foster home to help us continue our journey! FOSTER HOME: I'm looking for a calm, quiet home with a securely fenced yard and no kids under 12. I'd like to meet all members of the household before I go home! I'll also require another dog in the home.APPOINTMENT TYPE: I available for foster-to-adopt. Please complete an online application to meet me!
FOSTER REASON: Healing and Comfort ABOUT ME: Hi I'm Deena, don't I have the sweetest puppy dog eyes! I walk well on leash and take treats very gentle. I should be lounging on sofas. I will need to come back to the SPCA regularly till they find a medical plan that works for me. FOSTER REASON: I'm currently heart worm positive, have some skin problems and waiting for a diagnostic to come back to help with my medical treatment. DOGS: I need to be the only doggo in my home. I don't really understand when other dogs don't want to share with me and sometimes I can be a little bossy.KIDS: Meet and greet required for children under 10 years of age, but I may do better in an adult home. COPY/PASTE to view more pictures of me: https://bit.ly/3Cr223iAPPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- please fill out an online application to meet me!
Give an animal a safe, loving home while they wait to be adopted. Adoption Ambassadors learn all about their foster animal and help our team match them with the perfect fur-ever home. Share photos and videos, promote your animal online and around town and tell potential adopters what you love about your foster pal. Average foster time: 2-3 weeks.
Some animals need a little extra TLC to prepare for adoption. Many of our pets come from Animal Cruelty Investigations, such as hoarding situations, neglect and abuse. With our support and guidance, you can help an animal learn about love, trust and good house manners, and you’ll be rewarded by watching them be transformed. Average foster time: 4 weeks to 3 months.
Bring an animal with medical needs into the comfort of your home to recover. The caring environment you provide reduces stress for animals who have been injured or ill, mothers and their litters or orphaned puppies and kittens. We provide you with the supplies, training and guidance, and you celebrate as your foster pet heals. Average foster time: 2 to 4 weeks.
When an animal is unadoptable due to a medical condition or life expectancy, your home can provide a peaceful, loving environment for their final weeks, months or years. We provide all your foster’s medical needs and support to keep them comfortable, and you will have the gratitude of a special animal as you help them across the Rainbow Bridge. Average foster time: 3 months to several years.
To get started as a Foster Hero, fill out our foster application. Then our staff will work with you to determine what type of foster pet best suits your lifestyle and can benefit from your special kind of TLC.
We provide you with all the supplies you need, including crates, treats, food, toys, potty pads, pet gates and more.
Our staff will also go over your foster pet’s unique needs and conditions, as well as resources, training and other support to make your foster journey a great experience. We offer boarding as well as foster sitters for our Foster Heroes, so that they can go out of town and resume fostering their pet when they return.
Once you are signed up as a foster for the SPCA of Texas, you will receive foster requests, a foster newsletter highlighting our successes and be invited to join our Foster Hero Facebook group. Our Foster Heroes can also browse the pets we currently have awaiting foster homes and request to foster a specific pet.
If at any time a Foster Hero is no longer able to foster a pet, we will coordinate with them to bring the pet back to our shelter.
Some of our Foster Heroes fall in love with their foster pets and choose to adopt them. We can help with that too. Some people call this a “foster fail,” but we know everyone involved is coming out winners!
Reach out to our Foster Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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