Fostering

Kitty in BowlFoster Care Providers Save Lives!

Foster care providers are critical to our efforts to save lives by providing temporary care outside of the shelter to animals such as those being too young for adoption, needing to recover from an illness or injury, for behavior modification, or just because they need a break from the stresses of shelter life. In order to make the fostering experience a positive one for both you and the animal, we match animals in need to the foster provider’s home environment, personal abilities, and comfort level in working with various medical conditions or behaviors.

View fostering FAQ's... 

​How Do I Get Involved?

For those at least 18 years of age, the first step is to submit a foster application to FosterRescueProgram@saccounty.net​.

Important information to read before applying:​

What is expected of me?
What animals need foster care?
Are there any costs associated with foster?
What is the time commitment?
Can I foster even if I work full-time?
What type of space do I need at home?

For more info
rmation on fostering our animals please contact FosterRescueProgram@saccounty.net​ or our foster team below:

Cats/Kittens

Dogs/Puppies


Now Accepting Dog Foster-Rescue Program Assistant Proposals
The Bradshaw Animal Shelter, Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation, is seeking qualifications and proposals for assistance with the shelter’s foster-rescue program, positive placement, and wellness program for dogs.

Details, Requirements & How to Apply​
Proposals Due: 4 pm (PST), November 10, 2020
Position Type: Independent Contractor
Questions: tsymbalvi@saccounty.net