Foster care is a rewarding experience.  Because we do not operate a shelter, the number of pets we can help is limited by the number of foster homes we have available to care for them.  The more foster homes willing to provide rescued pets a temporary, loving home, the more animals we are able to save.  It’s a small investment of time for a huge return in knowing you have saved an animal’s life.

We need you! If you can foster a homeless pet, fill out a foster home application today. Our foster coordinator will be in touch within one week.

What Responsibilities do Foster Parents Have?

As a foster parent, you provide housing, training, grooming, transportation to vet care and adoption events, and a lot of TLC. Foster parents play an important role in the adoption process. As a foster parent for Planned PEThood, we ask you to monitor the foster animal’s behavior and health and notify us of any concerns or questions. No one knows and can market your foster pets better than you!  Typically, foster pets will remain with their foster parents until they are adopted.  This may be a matter of days, weeks, or in some cases, months. If you are interested in being a short-term relief or quarantine foster for 2-3 weeks we need those as well!

What is Required to Become a Foster Parent?

Planned PEThood is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and a home inspection is required every six months by a Planned PEThood representative. (It isn’t scary, and we don’t care if you did the dishes!)

You will be assigned the name and contact information for a mentor.  Your mentor will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

Planned PEThood has established medical protocol that you will be asked to follow. Someone will review these with you before you receive a foster pet. All routine medical care is performed at our Duluth Spay/Neuter Clinic. The foster home must be able to arrange to get the foster pet to the clinic as needed.

What does Planned PEThood Provide?

Planned PEThood is known for providing the highest possible standard of care for our foster pets.  Our dedicated foster home veterinary assistant will help guide foster animals through their medical needs. Planned PEThood will cover all age appropriate vetting including vaccinations, testing (FeLV/FIV for cats, heartworm for dogs), spay/neuter, deworming, microchipping, and other routine medical care in a timely fashion.

Basic supplies such as pet food, crates, litter boxes, litter, collars, and leashes are provided by Planned PEThood.

If you are interested in volunteering with our foster program, please fill out our volunteer application or email with questions. Someone from our staff will contact you within 2-3 business days.