As a foster parent you are responsible for feeding, exercising, socializing, and nurturing of the foster pet. In some cases you may need to potty train, give medications, or take them to the veterinarian. You are responsible for providing the best care possible until your foster pet is adopted which may take between several days and several months. Food, medications, veterinary care, crates, leashes, bowls, bedding and toys, are provided. Foster dog parents are also encouraged to participate in shelter play-groups and attend a weekly training class held by VSAS.

Your own pets must be up to date on vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered. You must have adequate space and be willing to commit to the animal until they find their forever home. The foster parent is expected to bring their foster animal to adoption events to meet potential adopters. When the foster caregivers are unable to do so, shelter volunteers will assist and bring foster animals to adoption events.

Fostering a Dog

The foster program for dogs is operated by Verona Street Animal Society. Please review the Dog Fostering Agreement and if interested, complete the Dog Fostering Application. It should be returned to: Verona Street Animal Society, P.O. Box 22874, Rochester, NY 14692 or Rochester Animal Services at 184 Verona Street, Rochester, NY 14602.

Dog Fostering Application
Dog Fostering Agreement

Fostering a Cat

The foster program for cats is operated by Rochester Animal Services. Please review the Cat Fostering Agreement and if interested, complete the Cat Fostering Application. It should be returned to: Rochester Animal Services at 184 Verona Street, Rochester, NY 14602.

Cat Fostering Application
Cat Fostering Agreement