At times, the Medicine Hat SPCA receives animals into care that would be better suited to be set up in a temporary foster home. This includes: Momma dogs and cats with litters, pregnant momma's, orphaned puppies or kittens, animals with special medical needs and animals with special behavioral needs.

What the MHSPCA Supplies: 

We supply all food and veterinary care for each animal in our care. We supply donated blankets, crates, food, dishes, toys, leashes, collars, harnesses, shampoo, etc. Supplies are available for pick up between 12-6pm at our shelter.

What Foster Parents Supply: 

Foster families provide an intermediary home until a puppy/kitten is of the age and health to be adopted. This requires a foster family to be patient and provide training while the animal is learning to get along with new people, animals, homes, rules, etc. Foster families must be available to transport animals to the shelter or to vet appointments etc.

To apply to be a foster parent, complete this form:  

Personal Information
About You
Most animals will have one vaccination/dewormer/flea treatment prior to going to foster. However, some situations will arise in which the animal does not have this prior to foster placement (e.g. animal is ill or injured and not healthy enough for vaccines; animal gets picked up from shelter prior to initial vet appointment). There is a possibility that your foster animal may be carrying worms, fleas, ticks, mange, parvo, distemper, etc. when they arrive in your home. This is why it is important that all resident animals be in good health and up to date on vaccinations and deworming. It is also recommended to keep foster animals separate from resident animals until the foster has seen a vet. Foster parents are incredibly special in our organization. We support each other's efforts, share ideas and believe in teamwork. The Medicine Hat SPCA thanks you very much for your application and looks forward to working with you in the near future. I have read the above information carefully and have filled out this application honestly. I understand that omission of information and/or failure to answer all of the questions and sign the application can result in this application being denied. Also, if an omission or untruth is discovered after the placement takes place, I understand and accept that The Medicine Hat SPCA has the right to remove the animal and equipment issued from my care. I agree to a home and yard visit, prior to my fostering the first animal, on a mutually agreed date by a Medicine Hat SPCA Representative if required. I agree to keep this pet(s) healthy with proper nutrition and veterinary care to keep this pet(s) safe from all harm and provide a loving home.