Becoming a Foster

Many of the animals we receive are too young and or vulnerable to house at the shelter. Often these youngsters just need a few more weeks to grow, establish immunity. Foster care volunteers provide a temporary, loving home environment for these special animals.

Our foster families have the room to keep our animals separate from their own pets. (This is usually a spare bedroom, office or guest bathroom – anywhere a door can be kept closed.) They also have time to dedicate for the special care and attention that our pets need. The Delta Animal Shelter will provide pet food and any needed supplies or equipment. Our foster volunteers provide the home, the love and the transportation for the pet.

If you are able to assist us in fostering these special pets, please complete a Foster Parent Application and return it to us today! Our Adoption Center Manager will contact you by phone soon after that.

About Delta Animal Shelter:

The Delta Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the direct care of the animals of Delta County. This shelter was operated by the County Sheriffs department until budget cuts forced a permanent closure of the facility in August of 2011. To prevent a permanent closure, a group of animal lovers, The Delta Area Animal Society, took over operations.

We are the county’s only animal shelter, providing a safe shelter, food and medical care to over 1200 animals each year. We are an open-admissions shelter, and turn no animal away. We shelter and provide direct care to any animal in need. Each animal receives compassionate care from our staff and volunteers while they wait to be reunited with their families or to find a new forever home. Warm blankets, toys and treats, time spent socializing with caring people; all are a part of the animals’ experience at the Delta Animal Shelter.