Become A Foster For Your Local Animal Shelter

Open Your Heart & Home to Animals in Need

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at your local animal shelter, the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA! You can help us save more lives by temporarily opening your home and providing extra TLC to animals most in need. Foster families are especially needed during kitten season when we see a large influx of felines come into our care. They also provide us with valuable information about the pets to guide us in making the best adoption matches.

Flexible Time Commitment

The average fostering timeframe is about 2 weeks, but we always work with our fosters and their availability to ensure a stable and low-stress experience for both humans and animals.
We support these valued volunteers by providing for their foster pet’s needs, including comprehensive medical care, food, supplies, along with educational resources to help them provide a stable, loving home for their foster animal(s).

Types of Animals That Need Fostering:

  • Puppies, kittens, and nursing moms that aren’t yet ready for adoption.
  • Pets in need of a break from the animal shelter.
  • Dogs or cats that need more socialization.
  • Animals recovering from an illness or injury.