Foster Families Help Save Lives.

We provide all the supplies and can help you fit fostering into your schedule!
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How To Join Our Foster Family

Fostering at the Houston SPCA means joining a family of caring people who support our lifesaving mission and have a passion for animals—just like you!  No experience is necessary, but you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.  We provide you with all the needed supplies including Hill’s Science Diet pet food, litter, crates, toys, bedding as well as medicine, if necessary.  All medical treatments and check-ups are conducted by Houston SPCA veterinary staff on our campus, in-person or online per CDC guidelines. Read our Foster Family FAQ here.

You only need to take 3 simple steps to join the Houston SPCA Foster Family and start making a difference for animals in need:

1.Complete online registration at

2.Watch the training video and pass a short quiz

3.Make an appointment to pick up supplies and bring your Foster home.

Ready to join us?  Start here!

Not sure you have time to Foster? Joining the Houston SPCA Foster Family means we work around your schedule.  For additional questions, please email


Questions? Please contact the Foster Care Coordinator at or call 713-869-7722 ext. 121

Bottle Baby Nursery Volunteers

Provide Critical Help In Our Neonatal Nursery Every Spring

Spring brings an influx of babies into our care - all at once! This incredible surge calls for our special neonatal nursery where these tiny, abandoned baby animals are provided with delicate 24-hour care and gently fed every two hours, around-the-clock, by staff and volunteers. We simply cannot have this lifesaving program without your help!

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