Foster Homes

PET OF THE WEEK





My name is Bowser and I was transferred from the city shelter as part of the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project 4 years ago.   I was adopted as a puppy, but my family can no  longer keep me  because they are moving out of town for a new job.  I am crate and house trained.  I do well with other dogs. I am great with kids and love to go for walks.  I love relaxing on the couch.  I ride great in the car.  I am good for baths but hate my nails trimmed.  I am over the chewing stage.  According to my previous owner, I can go off leash and come when called.  I am used to sleeping under my owner's bed.  I am just 4 years old and 47 pounds. The kennel staff all save I am a good boy! If you would like to adopt, call (251) 633-3531 or complete the online



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The Mobile SPCA relies on foster homes to house and provide temporary care for the dogs and cats in or almost ready for our adoption program. A foster home or foster parent is an individual, couple or family who provides temporary care, shelter and love for a MSPCA animal(s) while it is waiting to be adopted or getting ready to enter our program. Foster homes are an absolutely vital part of saving the lives of animals in Mobile; the more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save: it’s as simple as that!

Some animals come to us who are too young for adoption or have an illness or injury that requires some longer TLC. Some animals may be with the foster family for several months or just a week before they are ready for adoption. We also frequently have mother cats or dogs with litters of puppies or kittens, sometimes as young as a few days old! With infants, foster homes are critical because it allows them to grow stronger in a safe and healthy environment. Once the babies are old enough (eight weeks old) for spay/neuter surgery, they can be altered and go into our adoption program.

As a foster home for the Mobile SPCA, you always have a choice in what animal(s) you foster. Every situation is different; you must consider the other people and animals in your home, how often and how long you are away from home, what kind of time commitment you can make, etc. The foster application will help you think about some of those considerations. Some people like to start out small, with maybe one adult cat; others like to jump in head first with a mother nursing 8 puppies! Whether you are a “cat person” or “dog person,” whether you like bottle feeding kittens, big dogs, sick dogs or needy cats, there are animals that fit your capacity.

We are always here for your support. The Mobile SPCA provides all necessary veterinary care for your foster animal, as well as dry food. Another part of your responsibility as a foster parent is to bring the animal to our off-site adoptions, which are held the first and third Saturdays at Petsmart and to other adoption events we may participate in.

Our success hinges on your success as a foster, and the animals are much more likely to find new homes if they are happy and well-adjusted in their foster homes. Call us for more information or fill out a foster application today.

With the help of an amazing group of foster volunteers, the Mobile SPCA Foster Care Program gives animals who are not yet ready for adoption a chance to live and be loved in foster homes. Through this exciting partnership between our staff and Mobile area foster volunteers, we are able to:

  • Reduce the amount of time an animal lives in the Adoption Center
  • Accept more animals into our Adoption Program
  • Increase adoptions by better preparing animals to become beloved family members
  • By becoming a volunteer foster caregiver, you’ll get the chance to spend QT with some tiny kittens, teach a dog how to love and be loved, or watch an injured kitty get back on her feet thanks to your care and attention. It’s an immensely rewarding experience you’ll never forget, and it saves animals’ lives in a very direct way.



If you are interested in foster, please fill out the foster application and e-mail it to us at spca@MobileSPCA.org.

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ADOPTION LOCATION
Pinebrook Shopping Center
3980 Airport Boulevard
Open 7 days a week
(251) 343-2227

Science Diet

All pets adopted through
the Mobile SPCA recieve a
free bag of Science Diet Food.
Contact office for details.

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