Foster Care Saves Lives

East Bay SPCA foster care volunteers provide temporary care for puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats. Our foster animals are those who may need extra love, attention, training, or time. We are always looking for foster families to save more animals' lives. Adopting a homeless pet is terrific and provides a home to that one pet; but our fosters are special because they save the lives of many pets!

Are you ready to become an East Bay SPCA Foster Parent? Sign up here.

Our upcoming orientations are:

Sunday, July 10th at 10am – Oakland campus
Saturday, July 30th at 10am – Dublin campus
Sunday, August 14th at noon – Oakland campus
Saturday, September 10th at 10am – Dublin campus
Sunday, September 18th at noon – Oakland campus

You can also help our foster animals and their families by donating items from our Foster Care Wishlist.

For more information on fostering, please read this page, and follow the link below to our Foster Manual, and the forms we require of all individuals who are part of our foster program:

Click to download our FOSTER CARE MANUAL.

Click to download our FOSTER APPLICATION & RELEASE.

Our Foster Application and Foster Release form must be completed by any individuals who will be fostering animals.


How do I get started?
We'd love to have you as a Foster Parent! To get started, please submit an application. To contact our Foster Supervisor call 510-563-4632 or email