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Silicon Valley Pet Project

Foster Parent

Silicon Valley Pet Project

We cannot save the lives of pets at risk in our local shelter without our foster homes. Becoming a foster parent means you will care for an animal in your home for a temporary period of time. In return for your loving care, we provide donated food, supplies, and medical care. We have a network of foster homes and volunteers who provide you support and gratitude for opening your heart and home to an animal in need. If you are interested less

Foster Parent

Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily care of a foster animal, including feeding, exercising, playtime, socialization, grooming, reinforcing basic obedience commands and, of course, providing patience, love and security. SVPP will provide all necessary medical care and our Foster Teams will provide full support throughout the foster period. Any additional expenses incurred by the foster parent may be tax deductible. For more information see

Must be willing to work with the pet to help them get ready for adoption. This may include housebreaking, basic training, socialization, etc. You may also need to transport the foster animal to scheduled medical appointments and/or adoption events and photos shoots as well as administer any medications required.

Providing foster care will certainly be a rewarding experience as you are enabling the animal to go on to the greatest adventure - a place where he/she will be cherished and loved until he/she goes to a forever home.

Requirements: To be a successful foster parent, you will need a compassionate nature, flexibility and some knowledge of animal behavior. Frequent email updates are required, and responsiveness to our team is critical to the success of our foster program. Reliable computer, internet service and transportation.

A fenced yard is preferred, but not necessary for dog foster parents. Cat/kitten fosters are indoor only.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 18
  • The length of time to foster a pet varies
  • A fenced yard is preferred, but not necessary for dog foster parents. Cat/kitten fosters are indoor

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