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Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control

  • 38 people are interested

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has an overwhelming number of wonderful animals in need of good homes! Dogs and cats come to us as orphans or owner surrenders for a variety of reasons.

Foster parents provide temporary housing, love, and care for our shelter animals while promoting them to be adopted. The typical foster period is 2 weeks.

Our greatest needs are for foster parents to provide a home for:

*A healthy kitten who needs to gain weight (they can't enter our adoption program until they are at least 2 lbs). Some kittens are so young that they need to be bottle fed (must have experience in bottle feeding).

*A kitten, cat, or adult dog that has a cold or minor illness and needs temporary medication and health care. ALL MEDICATION AND SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED.

*A neonatal kitten in need of bottle feeding.


*We are
not fostering dogs currently.

*Students can receive volunteer hours for fostering (2 hours/day for 1 cat; 4 hours/day for any size litter). The student is to complete & submit the online volunteer application & the HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD (21+) must complete the foster applicationand email it to kcontrer@pbcgov.org. If you have questions, please visit our website.

*We provide all supplies needed (food, litter box & litter, medication if applicable, etc.)

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About Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control


7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, US

Mission Statement

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is comprised of a dedicated group of animal-loving staff and volunteers who aid in the adoption of homeless pets in Palm Beach County. We keep the community up to date on events, adoption promotions, and pets in need at our local county shelter. Please consider joining our team.


  • Encourage pet owners to be responsible for pets in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training, and proper control.

  • Appropriately enforce county, state, and federal animal laws.

  • Provide safe shelter and veterinary care for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals.

  • Return to owners or adopt to new homes, as many impounded animals as possible.

  • Humanly euthanize injured, sick, and unwanted animals.

  • Encourage spay/neuter and provide reduced-cost surgery for Palm Beach County pet owners through our Spay Shuttle nonprofit program.

  • Conduct other effective programs, which protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and the residents of Palm Beach County.

  • Provide excellence in customer service.



We'll work with your schedule.


7100 Belvedere RoadWest Palm Beach, FL 33411



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The average foster period is 2 weeks, but this depends on the animal and situation.
  • If you rent, please check with your landlord before contacting us about fostering. Most rental properties have restrictions that can impact your ability to foster.

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