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Fostering Makes Pets More Adoptable

A pet can bring joy and laughter to a home. Studies also show that pets encourage people to exercise more, enhance family relationships, promote social interaction and improve emotional health. The simple act of petting a dog or cat has even been proven to lower blood pressure.


If you're interested in welcoming a pet in to your home but are unable to commit to full-time ownership, you can become a foster parent. By fostering a dog or cat, you'll socialize it and offer the animal a loving home until a more permanent place to live is available.


Foster parents provide basic care and a safe home. The Pet Adoption Center will assist you by contributing additional food and care supplies. All medical service expenses incurred through our contracted veterinarian will also be covered - except for Heartworm Treatment (which will be subjected to an additional $50 fee to cover the cost of medication). Depending on the animal, fostering can last from several days to a few months.


For information on our Foster Program, please call (636) 262-7324 or email, kwillis@sccmo.org.