Foster families are the core of our organization.
SFC Virginia is a foster-based organization, which means that all of our animals are kept in foster homes until they are adopted. We do not maintain a physical facility and rely heavily on our foster parents to provide socialization and care while they wait for a forever home. Fostering a dog or cat removes them from the often stressful shelter environment, frees up a kennel in county shelters that are still euthanizing for space, and allows the pet to live in the comfort of a home until a new family can be found. Foster parents are also integral to the adoption process and act as adoption ambassadors to help find their foster pet a home, bringing them to adoption events, setting up meet and greets, and networking with members of your community to find a match.
We need foster families for: