Fostering

We occasionally need foster families to care for animals in special circumstances.  We are looking for some serious foster families with animal experience - ill or post-surgical care, neo-natal kitten care, hospice or end of life care - who are available to host animals in their homes for up to several months. 

If you are interested in fostering, please be aware that you will most likely be housing an animal with little or no training or socialization - we rely on our foster families to help teach some much needed manners in a loving and nurturing environment!  Please be thoughtful in your decision to foster:  when necessary, ROAS will provide for medical care, but ROAS and the City of Royal Oak are not responsible for any damages that may occur while the animal is in your possession.

Approved foster families do not need to reapply to foster and may choose to accept or decline any potential fosters that become available.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to return the animal for any reason before they are available for adoption as there may be a delay before we are able to free up space.  We will do our best to get them back from you as quickly as possible.  

How It Works

If you have experience and are interested in being an ROAS foster family, the first step is to fill out an application. The application is available through the link below or in person at the Shelter.  Once your application has been processed and you've been approved, we'll store your information until we have an animal in need of your care.

Because our ultimate goal is to find these pets forever homes, foster families must be available to bring their fosters to ROAS at agreed-upon times to meet potential adopters.  If everything goes well and the family is approved, we will arrange to have the adoption completed at ROAS. 

What if you fall in love and can't stand to part with your current foster?  Let us know ASAP so we can walk you through the steps to make your foster a permanent part of your family!

So, what do you think? Sound like fun?  Fill out our foster form - either online or in person - and join our foster crew today!

Click Here to download our foster form.