The goal of the APS foster home program is to allow animals more time to find permanent homes while providing them an opportunity for socialization and training, both of which greatly increase their adoptability.

APS strives to save as many animals as reasonably possible. However, it is important to note that the foster home program is not intended to warehouse animals, or to provide an opportunity for a trial adoption period.

As a foster home volunteer, you will be providing an essential service to animals in need, and you will also have a direct effect on the number of animals who are given another chance to find a loving forever home.

We are always looking for good foster homes. If you are interested in fostering please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

Please note that to foster we ask that you become an APS of Durham volunteer.