FOSTER 2017-11-22T13:46:10+00:00

Aloha!  We appreciate your interest in fostering an animal from the Oahu SPCA. Our animals have been rescued from living on the streets and are in desperate need of the extra special care and love that can be given to them by you as a Foster parent.  Taking one of these animals into your home for a period of a few days, weeks, or months can be a lifesaving gift to them.  And it will benefit the shelter by freeing up badly-needed kennel space for other animals.

Our Foster Program is divided into two levels:

  • The Foster level gives you the chance to give a temporary home to an animal until he/she is adopted.
  • The Foster-to-Adopt level gives you the chance to foster an animal with the intent of adopting him/her.

To be considered as a Foster Parent, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have identification showing your present address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
  • Willing to participate actively in the foster program according to their level of fostering.
  • Be able and willing to spend the time necessary to provide medical treatment and proper care for your animal.

This form uses a responsive system that asks questions based on previous input.  It may seem very detailed and it is.  We place the needs of our animals first and we’re very serious about matching our animals with the right foster parent(s). Mahalo for caring enough about our four-footed friends to foster one of them. It will be an experience you will never forget!

*Please note that Completion of this form does not guarantee acceptance as a foster home / parent. After submitting this form to the Oahu SPCA, a representative will consult with you. This is necessary in order to match the right animal to you for fostering. So, please fill out the following information as completely as possible.

Foster Application
  • We never spam or sell your email! Please check your spam folders if you do not receive a message from within a few minutes.
  • We never make unsolicited calls or sell your phone number!
  • Someone other than you that we can contact in case of emergency.
  • If not a home phone, another phone we could use to get a hold of you.
  • If you answered rent, may we contact the owner to obtain permission for this animal to live in your home? What is the owners name and address?
  • If you have, when did you apply and what was the outcome?
  • If your answer is yes, please explain the circumstances.
  • If your answer is yes, please explain the circumstances.
  • If yes, please explain.
  • Do you live in a house, yurt, apartment, house-boat, condo, igloo, town-home, mobile home, mansion or spooky castle? Do you live in the city or the country? Please describe where your adopted pet will be residing.
  • If the answer is yes, please describe the stairs, how many, how high, are they enclosed, etc.
  • Example: "No kids" or "3 kids: 5 year old, 10 year old, 14 year old"
  • If yes, please describe what type of allergy and what you will do to make adopting work with this person's allergy.
  • If you already know which animal you would like to adopt, please let us know it's name, type, location, etc. and we will try and accommodate your wishes. Please be as specific as you can. As an example: "Kiki, the grey striped 4 year old cat from Kapolei shelter, saw him when you were at petsmart on June 8th"
  • Please include how long you had them, ages, sex, breeds and what happened to them.
  • Please include any and all other animals who will be living in the same household as the adopted pet including how long you've had them, ages, sex, breeds, etc.
  • If you are not adopting a dog or puppy, please type NA (Not Applicable)
  • The Oahu SPCA tracks all animals we adopt out. In the future, if you should need to give this pet to someone else, even someone in your same family, the new owner will need to fill out an adoption application. After this, we will update our records to reflect the new pet owner.
  • If yes, may we contact your vet? What is your vet's name and contact details?
  • If student, where are you attending? If military, please list your commanding officer and contact info.
  • Please enter their name, phone number, email address, location and relationship to you.
  • Remember, questions with an asterix * are mandatory, if you missed any, those questions will be highlighted with red. They must be filled out before you can submit the document. Please take a moment to review your entries for accuracy. Once you click submit, your form will be saved and a copy will be sent to the email address you entered above. Please double check that the email you entered is ( If you do not receive a response from us within a few minutes, please check your spam folders. If you have not received a response from us in a timely manner, please contact us via email or telephone. Thank you again.