Right now, a big beautiful dog is waiting for a devoted and caring family! Love large with $25 adoptions for adult dogs over 40 pounds at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and Ellis County Animal Care Center through December 31st. Come meet your new best friend!
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AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER ONLY AS OF NOV 12, 2022.About me: I'm a gentle gal who is about to become a single mother! I'm looking for a comfortable foster home to settle into before I go into labor. After that, I'll need to hang out in a foster home for about 10 weeks with my babies to make sure we can all be happy and healthy.
ABOUT ME: My name is Bubby and I am sweet as can be! I am a wiggly pup who just wants to make some new friends.FOSTER TYPE: Healing and ComfortFOSTER REASON: I am being treated for heartworms, so I will need a calm home to relax in due to being under exercise restriction while undergoing treatment. This means I will need to be a couch potato and go for leash walks only! My foster parent should be comfortable bringing me to the shelter periodically for scheduled vet appointments.FOSTER LENGTH: I am due back at the shelter 12/13, and 1/10 for heartworm treatment. I will need a foster home until around mid-January when I will be cleared for adoption! DREAM HOME: I am not picky! I just need a loving home who promises me snuggles!DOGS: While I haven't met any dogs officially at the SPCA, I don't seem to mind any pups that walk by my kennel!APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- fill out an online application to foster me.
About me: Creed is a small bully breed mix weighing in at just 22lbs. The shelter is a little overwhelming for this gentle soul, so we are looking for a foster home to help him build his confidence. Creed REALLY loves being around other dogs and enjoys learning from more confident dogs. Kids: Creed is looking for a home without children under 12 years old. Appointment Notice: Creed is available by appointment only due to his location.Special Note: Creed is available for foster to adopt!
About me: I'm a big old country dog looking to learn a few new tricks. So far, I'm good at holding down a couch cushion, rolling over for belly rubs and getting treats for being a "good girl". Those seem like pretty good tricks to me!Foster reason: I'm an older lady and need to undergo heartworm treatment. I'd sure rather rest and recuperate in a foster home than in a shelter. I might need to come back in for re-checks, which the foster family can schedule. I'll need to be on restricted exercise, but trust me - I don't plan on running any 5ks anytime soon anyway!Housing Needs: I will need someone who is home more often than not or can who can take me with them when they leaveAble to foster? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!We also have Seniors for Seniors - If you are 65 or older and adopt a dog or cat over the age of 7 years, the adoption is free!
About me: Emily is a sweet and easy-going middle aged gal who is eager for love and affection. She has several years of best friend experience and can't wait to show you how amazing she is! Emily will need to undergo a three injection heartworm treatment. The treatment is covered through the SPCA of Texas and we'll talk you through the process and how to make it comfortable for Emily and her new family.
ABOUT ME: My name is Tootsie Roll, and like my name implies, I am sweet as can be! I am a wiggly pup who just wants to make some new friends. FOSTER TYPE: Healing and ComfortFOSTER REASON: I am being treated for heartworms, so I will need a calm home to relax in due to being under exercise restriction while undergoing treatment. This means I will need to be a couch potato and go for leash walks only! My foster parent should be comfortable bringing me to the shelter periodically for scheduled vet appointments.FOSTER LENGTH: Dates are not exact yet, but I will need a foster home until around early January when my heartworm treatment should be complete. DREAM HOME: I am not picky! I just need a loving home who promises me snuggles! My happy zoomies combined with my size may be a little too much for kids under 5.APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- fill out an online application to foster me.
ABOUT ME: Hiya! I'm Bella and I'm a sweet, wiggly girl! I love snuggles and booty scratches, but snacks, of course, are my favorite. I've never met a stranger and everyone is my best buddy.FOSTER REASON: HEALING AND COMFORT- I am hoping to find a foster to help the medical staff here figure out what's going on with my potty habits. The foster medical team would love to tell you more about my condition! DOGS: Sure! Bring them in to meet me. KIDS: No problem! I love everyone. Please submit a foster application to meet me! SPECIAL NOTE: I'm available for foster to adopt.We also have Seniors for Seniors - If you are 65 or older and adopt a dog or cat over the age of 7 years, the adoption is free!
AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER OR FOSTER-TO-ADOPTAbout me: I'm a 6yr chi fella who loves to be carried around. I do walk well on a leash but why walk when you can ride? I enjoy the finer things in life like belly rubs and soft snacks. I need to undergo three injection heartworm treatment and I'm hoping to do that from the comfort of a foster home. The treatment is covered by the SPCA of Texas and the staff will give you all the information and support to make it successful.Dogs: I'm just a little fella so I can get overwhelmed by higher energy large dogs. I'm more comfortable with low-moderate energy dogs.
ABOUT ME: Hi, I'm Padfoot and I am ready to tromp into your life. You may have heard my name before in movies- I promise, I am just as magical. Come to the shelter to meet me and I will enchant you to take me home!FOSTER TYPE: Healing and ComfortFOSTER REASON: I am being treated for heartworms, so I will need a calm home to relax in due to being under exercise restriction while undergoing treatment. This means I will need to be a couch potato and go for leash walks only outdoors. My foster parent should be comfortable bringing me to the shelter periodically for scheduled vet appointments.FOSTER LENGTH: Dates are not exact yet, but I will need a foster home until around early January when my heartworm treatment should be complete. DREAM HOME: I am still working on leash walking, so a home with a yard would be best while I am growing more confident. However, some low traffic homes without yards may also be considered. APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- fill out an online application to foster me.
AVAILABLE AS FOSTER / FOSTER-TO-ADOPTAbout me: PeeWee is a 2yr old lab-hound mix weighing in at 36lbs. He likes attention, crawls into laps and is social with other dogs. He is learning what play is. PeeWee is seeking a foster home that can provide a calm environment, social interaction, would do better in a home with another confident / playful dog, willing to work on leash walking skills.
ABOUT ME: Hey there, I'm Johnny! I am a sweet, but timid year-old pup who is on the hunt for my fur-ever home. I get scared a bit easily, therefore I would really love a home that can provide a calm and quiet environment for me. KIDS: Any kids in the home need to be older than 5+HOME REQUIREMENTS: I struggle with my leash walking skills, so I am required to go to a home with a securely fenced in yard. DOGS: I would thrive a lot better if there were another confident canine companion in the home with me to show me the ropes in my new environment!
ABOUT ME: Hi I'm Bright Eyes! I'm a shy lady that is learning how to trust people. While I may still be nervous around humans, I'm making so much progress! Wanna help by taking me home?MY HOME: I would love a calm, quiet home with an attached yard. I'm still working on my confidence and leash-walking skills!KIDS: I think calm children would be fun! I'd like to meet any small children under 5 just to make sure they aren't too overwhelming for me. DOGS: Yes please! I would absolutely love a home with another dog to be my friend and mentor!SPECIAL NOTE: I'm available for Foster to Adopt.APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled due to location- Please have your people talk to my people.
ABOUT ME: Hello I am Sassy! I am not really sassy but I can be super fun! I am always super happy and love meeting new people. I like having fun and car rides!FOSTER REASON: Healing and Comfort- I would love a comfy place to relax while I go through heartworm treatment!DOGS: Please bring your dogs and let's meet Sassy and see how it goes!APPOINTMENT: Scheduled- Please have your people talk to my people at email@example.comSPECIAL NOTE: I'm available for foster to adopt.
ABOUT ME: Hi, I'm Dr. Dumpling! I am a lab scientist who is an expert in the best ways to make treats, toys, and the world's softest blankets. My work is very important to my fellow canines around the world, and I'd love to find a fur-ever home to make my home base! I have chronic dry eye and need some inexpensive ointment, but I am really good about it...especially when I get snacks afterward!DOGS: I might enjoy having a canine companion to help me with my research in finding the world's tastiest snacks. Bring them to meet me for an interview!APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- please fill out an online application to meet me!
ABOUT ME: Hi I'm Jet! I'm a shy guy that is learning how to trust people again, but I'm making so much progress! Wanna help?MY HOME: I would love a calm, quiet home with an attached yard. I'm still working on my leash-walking skills!KIDS: Older kids could be okay, but little ones a bit too overwhelming for me.DOGS: Yes please! I would absolutely love a home with another dog to be my friend and mentor! SPECIAL NOTE: I'm available for Foster to Adopt. APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled due to location- Please have your people talk to my people.
ABOUT ME: Hello! My name is Psyduck. I'm a shy boy looking for a foster family to help me learn what its like to be a "pet"! I've made so much progress thanks to my friends at the shelter, but a home would be the best place for me. I love playing in the yard with my dog friends and eating snacks! I'm a simple man, really. FOSTER REASON: Trust Building and SocializationDREAM HOME: I would love a home with an attached backyard! I'm still learning about leash walking. KIDS: A home without young kids would be best for me. DOGS: Yes please! I would love a home with a dog friend to be my mentor. SPECIAL NOTE: I'm available for foster to adopt! APPOINTMENT NOTICE: I am available by appointment only due to my location.Current Special - Dogs over 6 months are only $25 to adopt!
ABOUT ME: Hello! My name is Pearl and I'm the cutest little old kitty ever!.. Or so I've been told. Have you seen my vampire teeth?! Don't worry though. I'm sweet as pie!FOSTER REASON: Fospice- I am hoping to find a comfy foster home with a family who will love me for the rest of my life. I am currently under treatment for Renal Disease and an upper respiratory infection due to Calicivirus. My care is provided at no cost to you since I am in the Fospice program! CATS: No thank you. Calicivirus can be spread to other kitties. Spread love, not germs. KIDS: Kiddos should be no problem as long as they're gentle with me. APPOINTMENT: Scheduled. Please email the Foster Medical team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in meeting me.
ABOUT ME: Hi, my name is Kitten! The name fits me well, as I am a spunky guy with a big personality - even though the staff say I'm 16years young! I was surrendered to the shelter due to no fault of my own. IIm a fancy fella and like wearing sweaters and bowties. I'm diabetic, but don't let that scare you as I take my injections very well. HOME REQUIREMENTS: I'm looking for an adopter who's okay with a SUPER affectionate cat. I also need a home where I can be fed my special diet and given daily insulin shots.Special Note: I'm foster to adopt, so you can foster me for a bit and get used to medical routine!
Here’s a rundown on the details of fostering an animal through SPCA of Texas.
You volunteer as a foster, we provide the supplies.
Our vets will provide the care your foster pet needs.
Submit updates to our Foster Department or request assistance.
Submit information to help us build a profile for your foster.
Our Foster Department is here to help.