Our foster program is one of the most powerful tools we have to make a difference for our animals. The foster program is a vital component in improving the lives of the animals in our care and increasing adoption rates. Foster homes provide short-term accommodations to animals in need, which provides immeasurable benefits to both the foster animal and family.

The primary qualifications for becoming a foster parent are love and time. Any animals in the foster household must be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on veterinary care. Once references have been checked and you have been approved as a foster parent, the Foster Coordinator will help you to select the best foster fit for your household. 
We are always in need of new foster families to care for puppies, kittens, cats and dogs. We will provide you with the tools you need for success, you provide the love!

If you are interested in becoming an OCAS foster, please review our foster FAQ's below as well as examine the links to the right. If you have any additional questions regarding the program, please email our Program Coordinator. If you wish to apply to become a foster, please come to the shelter during business hours to begin the application process.

What Kind of Animals Need Foster Homes?


Time Commitment and Responsibilities


How Do Animals in Foster Care Get Adopted?


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  1. Laurie Hubik

    Foster Coordinator

  2. Animal Services

    Physical Address
    244 Georgetown Road
    Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Fax: 910-989-5798
    Emergency Phone: 911


All prospective fosters will meet with our Program Coordinator to assess the best fit for your family. Once you have completed your application, you may return by email to or in person, during shelter business hours. To schedule a follow-up appointment with our foster coordinator, please call 910-937-1164. Thank you!