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Become a Foster Home for a Homeless Animal
Foster homes are needed for many different situations. Opening your home gives shelter animals the extra care necessary so they may be placed for adoption. Some animals requiring temporary foster homes are too young for adoption, may have an injury, or may need a different environment than the Adoption Center can provide.
Calico kitten
Foster care is needed for those animals who are adoptable, but just need time away from the Adoption Center in order to grow, heal, or chill out. Foster care typically lasts anywhere from one week to a month or more.

We try to match the needs of the foster home with the needs of the animal(s). Once the animal has completed their time in the foster home, they return to the Adoption Center for placement into a new home. Foster care is a rewarding and educational experience. The most difficult part is bringing your foster animal back...because you've grown to love them!

Please contact our volunteer coordinator for more information about this vital and life-saving program. Be a part of their future success!  

Foster care application 

What Our Foster Homes are Saying
"My family has been fostering for NACC for a little over a year now and it has been an eye-opening and wonderful journey that has brought us closer together. There's a real sense of family pride when an animal we've nurtured finds a good home. My boys look forward to each new litter like it's Christmas!"

"It's more personal, therefore, more rewarding to see an animal that I've care for and raised go on to be adopted."

"I'm able to provide a level of care that's not really possible to give at the shelter."

"It's an incredible feeling to know that I've personally made a huge difference in each of those animals' lives."

Help Us Spread the Word
Choose one or all of our flyers to print or send and help spread the word on our foster program.

Contact Us
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5585 Sabre Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Ph: 757-441-5505
Fx: 757-441-5538

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