Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc.

The Nevada Society for the Provention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., ("Nevada SPCA") A non-profit organization, operates a no-kill animal shelter, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care. The Nevada SPCA Foster Care Program is for animals that are not immediately adoptable. This includes kitten and puppies that are too young to be put up for adoption, animals with injuries that simply need time to recover, and mothers with litters that need to be together until the babies are weaned(“FosterAnimals”). Foster parent volunteers are needed to take care of these Foster Animals for a specific amount of time, providing the daily care, feeding, and administration of any needed medicine during that period. The Foster Animals remain the property of the Nevada SPCA, and when the animal(s) are ready for adoption, they are brought back to the Nevada SPCA for adoption.

Foster Application

Please take time to complete this form. After reviewing the information you provide, our Foster Coordinator will contact you regarding your availability and the foster parent activities for which you expressed an interest. Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent with the Nevada SPCA.


  1. All foster parents must fill out an application, and submit to the Nevada SPCA's standard foster parent application process.
  2. Foster parents must submit to a pre-process interview and schedule a homecheck before receiving an animal.
  3. You must be courteous and respectful when dealing with the shelter staff, the public or other foster parents.
  4. Foster parents must follow and comply with the Nevada SPCA Social Media Policy.
Foster Animal Care
  1. I agree to assume all responsibility for the foster animal's well-being, including but not limited to, providing food/water, shelter, humane and veterinary care when needed.
  2. I agree to keep the foster animal(s) in my custody ONLY at the address provided above.
  3. I agree to comply with all state and local laws and ordinances relating to the keeping and care of foster animal(s).
  4. I agree to assume all responsibility for any damage caused by the foster animal either directly or indirectly.
  5. I understand the Nevada SPCA will take every percaution to ensure that any foster animal(s) in my care are resonably healthy and that any known health problem will be divulged prior to taking on an animal.
  6. I agree to bring the foster animal(s) into the Nevada SPCA for vaccinations and/or spay/neuter surgeries on the scheduled dates.
  7. I understand that if any health problem is deemed untreatable, or if treatment is cost-prohibitive, I will return the animal to the Nevada SPCA in a timely manner.
  8. I understand that if I choose to treat the foster animal(s) at a veterinarian of my choice, without prior consent of the Nevada SPCA, I will be responsible for the cost of treatment and will NOT receive any type of reimbursement from the Nevada SPCA.
  9. In the event that I cannot continue foster responsibilities, I will immediatly return the animal(s) to the Nevada SPCA.
  10. I understand that all animals in my care are still the property of the Nevada SPCA and a refusal to return the foster animal(s), or any method of disposal of the foster animal(s) may result in criminal prosecution, to the fullest extent of the law.
  11. In the event that the foster animal(s) should expire, I will immediatley notify the Nevada SPCA and return the remains.
  1. If an injury occurs in the course of foster parenting, I will report it to the Nevada SPCA immediatly.
  2. Foster parents must exercise care and act responsibly at all times, especially around animals. Foster parents are advised that the activity of working with the animals may be hazardous. The following are some, but not all, of the risks associated with working with animals: