When someone fosters an animal for SPCA, they are providing that animal with a temporary home.
Many of the animals that come into SPCA need additional care, treatment, and/or socialization before finding their forever home. Volunteer foster families help these animal recover from surgery, give them medicine, or work with them to improve their behaviour. Sometimes animals need additional care for several weeks or a couple of months depending on their circumstances.
SPCA provides foster volunteers with everything they need to care for the animal!
Once a foster animal has made a full recovery and are ready for their forever home, foster families return them to SPCA where they are put up for adoption. You can learn more about becoming a foster family here.