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 or call us at 352.373.5855.

Foster Application

Donation Plea!

We currently could use some Dawn dish detergent and glass cleaner.

Did you know?
We use Dawn dish soap to wash our baby kittens to free them of fleas and keep them healthy!

You can drop off donations between 9:30-6, Monday-Sunday. Thank you for the consideration!
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Female about 8 yrs old she's a long haired Daschund answers to the name ZZ. Michelle Durant was holding her so that the previous owner could find her a new home as pets aren't allowed where either of them live. She's been with Michelle for about 5 months while the previous owner has looked to no avail and Michelle's landlord found out and demanded she be gone. Any help would be great if anyone would like to adopt her she must be out of her place by this weekend.

Michelle E. Durant
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We are currently in need of small paper bags to make enrichment activities for our dogs. If you are able to make a donation, you can bring them to the Humane Society any day of the week between 9:30am and 6:00pm. We greatly appreciate any donations, and thank you for your continued support!
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June 3rd & 4th all animals from the Alachua County Humane Society, Alachua County Animal Services, Gainesville Pet Rescue, Haile's Angels Pet Rescue, Helping Hands Pet Rescue, and Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue will be FREE to loving homes.

Adoption locations include:
Alachua County Humane Society - 4205 NW 6th Street
Alachua County Animal Services - 3400 NE 53rd Avenue
Gainesville Pet Rescue - 5403 SW Archer Road
Petsmart Butler Plaza - 3736 SW Archer Road

Adoption Hours:
Saturday- 9:00AM- 6:00PM
Sunday- 10:00AM- 5:00PM

Adoptable animals will be sterilized, microchipped, vaccinated and FREE to approved homes.
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