Steps to Foster an Animal from Athens-Clarke County’s Adoption Center
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.
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.
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.
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.