Foster

Foster families are an integral part of our life-saving program. We rely on dedicated foster homes for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens who are not quite ready for adoption, need medical treatment or just a break from shelter life. Fostering is fun and free! We provide all of the supplies you need, you provide the love!

If you’ve been missing a furry friend in your life but aren’t ready to adopt, becoming a temporary foster home is perfect for you! Foster families also provide much needed socialization time for our animals and learn their personalities to help us place them in the perfect forever home when they return to our shelter.

ACHS Provides

  • Pet food, bowls, collar and leashes, litter boxes, crates or carriers, towels or blankets, toys and any additional supplies.
  • All veterinary care including a 24-hour after hours emergency line.
  • Support, training and follow-up care.

Foster Home Provides

  • A safe, loving environment.
  • Transportation to and from ACHS for booster appointments or vet checks.
  • Reports on health and behavior traits to help place them in the perfect future home.
  • A second chance for a rescued pet!

If you are interested in becoming an ACHS Foster Parent please use the button below to access our online Foster Application. For more information, please email foster@alachuahumane.org or call us at 352.373.5855 xt. 712.

Fostering for school hours? Here are the school service hours awarded by amount and animal type:

  • 2 hours/day for 1-3 kittens or cats
  • 4 hours/day for 4+ kittens or cats
  • 6 hours/day for bottle baby kittens
  • 3 hours/day for 1-3 puppies or dogs
  • 5 hours/day for 4+ puppies or dogs
  • 7 hours/day for bottle baby puppies 
Foster Application

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! Here at ACHS, everyday is Black Cat Appreciation Day! Please feel free to share a picture of your black kitty with us, and come in and visit all of our adoptable cats and kittens! We are open Thursday-Sunday between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, and all of our cats and kitten adoption fees will be sponsored by our local GEICO agent until this Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less

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DONATION REQUEST!

We are currently in need of Pate Style wet food to help feed all of the growing kittens we have! We would greatly appreciate any donation, and donations can be dropped off any day of the week from 9:30am-6:00pm.

Thank you so much for your continued support!
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UPDATE: Thanks to GEICO Insurance Agent- Gainesville FL, there are 35 cats & kittens in loving homes after last weekend's adoptions! This weekend will be your LAST CHANCE to adopt and enjoy sponsored adoption fees on all cats and kittens. Stop by Thursday-Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. to find your MVP! #ThanksGEICO #YourLocalGEICOAgent #AdoptACHS #AdoptACat #AdoptAKitten #AdoptDontShop ... See MoreSee Less

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Big News!! Thanks to our local GEICO agent, GEICO Insurance Agent- Gainesville FL, for sponsoring the adoption fees for all adoptable cats and kittens! Stop by Thursday-Saturday to bring home your next MVP (Most Valuable Pet)! #GEICO #ThanksGEICO #MVP #AdoptACHS #AlachuaHumane #NoKill2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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DONATION REQUEST!

All this rainy weather has been affecting our outdoor playpen time! We are currently in need of hard chew toys and Nylabones to help keep our pups busy while this weather passes!

Donations can be dropped off any day of the week 9:30am-6pm. Thank you for your continued support!
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