Foster a Pet

  1. Animal Services Launches "Couch Crashers" Monthly Weekend Pet Foster Program for Aug. 13-18

    The first Couch Crashers weekend will begin with foster pickups on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, with return dates on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18. Read on...
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Steps to Foster an Animal from Athens-Clarke County’s Adoption Center

  1. Fill out our foster application (button at bottom)
    • The Georgia Department of Agriculture also requires a home check, so all interested fosters must submit a video of their home as well. This should be a short tour that shows where the foster pet will be housed. Please start outside with the house or apartment number shown.
  2. Once we receive the foster application and home video, we will set up an appointment for foster pick up.
    • All fosters must be pre-scheduled. 
    • Anyone with resident dogs or children will need to bring them to the appointment so we can have a meet and greet and make sure it’s a good match for everyone. 
    • Provide an idea what the home is like (low/high energy, active/calm) and what you want to do with the dog (hike/run/short walks, Netflix and chill, out and about). All of this info helps us find a good match.

Couch Crashers

The Couch Crashers program allows residents to foster a shelter pet over a weekend, giving the pet a much needed break from kennel life for a time.

Program Details

  • The next Couch Crashers weekend is August 14-16, 2020
  • Foster pet pickups are Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14. 
  • Returns dates are Monday, August 17 & Tuesday, August 18. 
  • All foster pickups and drop offs are by appointment only. Appointments are every 30 minutes between 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on pickup dates. 
  • All people and dogs living in the home are required to come to the appointment to ensure a good match.
  • ACC Animal Services supplies all fosters with a crate/carrier, food, bowls, toys, and a leash and collar.

How to Participate

Submit a foster application that includes a short home video of where the foster pet will be housed.


Selah Gardiner
Volunteer Coordinator
706-613-3540 extension 7786.

Two dogs snuggled together on a couch