With the help of an amazing group of foster volunteers, the ASPCA Foster Care Program gives animals who are not yet ready for adoption a chance to live and be loved in foster homes.
Just Can’t Get Enough
Laurette Oldewurtel has fostered more than 47 animals for the ASPCA! We asked her why she keeps coming back for more.
Pigs in Cat Suits: Kitten Fostering
We picked Anne Winter’s brain about what it’s like to be a foster parent of ASPCA kittens.
Staten Island native Donna Marie Sansevero is a lifelong animal rescuer who became a foster parent to get her "kitten fix." Now she's hooked!
A true ASPCA hero, Suki Chong has provided a foster home for more than 80 cats and kittens since 2008.
Kitten Bed and Breakfast
Tarlan Ellis, one of our busiest foster caregivers, gushes about the joys of fostering kittens.
The Missy Chronicles
Leslie Lipton shares stories—and video—from her summer caring for pregnant Missy—her sixth summer with ASPCA kittens!
From Foster Caregiver to Adopter: One New Yorker’s Story
One month with Taylor was all Amish Shah needed—this hip hop-loving kitty danced her way right into his life.
Sometimes shelters receive animals who are not medically healthy enough for adoption, but still have the right to live out their golden years in loving homes and with proper medical treatment. For these pets, the ASPCA supports finding homes that are part foster, part hospice—or "fospice." Are you ready to open your heart and home to a fospice animal?
Guardian Angel and “Fospice” Caregiver
Vanessa, Bolo and Sophie each touched Kathy Crawford in their own way—they also taught her neighborhood a lesson or two.
Dena Rosenberg, “Fospice” Caregiver
While searching for a perfect foster home for Blaze, we introduced her to Rosenberg. Blaze gave Rosenberg one gaze, and it was love at first sight.