Foster Care

Are you interested in helping the Cleveland APL from the comfort of your own home? Do you love animals but would rather have the cuteness without the long-term commitment? Consider becoming a Foster Care Volunteer.  Our foster volunteers provide temporary, in-home care for animals until they are ready for adoption. We will provide you with training, supplies, and medical care for any foster animal you take into your home.

Animals in need of foster care include:

• Animals too young to be adopted
• Mothers with their nursing offspring
• Animals being treated for an illness
• Animals recovering from an injury

How do you become a Cleveland APL foster parent?

1.    Complete a Foster Home Application. Click here to sign up!
2.    Complete your virtual orientation and survey.
3.    Take home your first foster animal!

The Cleveland APL’s Foster Program has helped thousands of animals get a second chance at life and we couldn’t do it without the care and dedication of our foster care volunteers. Check out a testimonial from one of our incredible Foster Care families!

Questions? Please contact us 216-377-1635 or by e-mail at

Foster Care Wish List:

KMR – Powdered Kitten Milk Replacement Formula
Puppy Pads
Cat Toys
Sheba single serving wet food packs
Fancy feast broth packs
Kongs- all sizes
Baby gates or puppy pens
Uncooked bags of rice
Mens tube socks
Flea combs
Puppy/ kitten shampoo
Microwavable snuggle safes

Visit to order items from our Amazon Wish List and have them sent directly to the Cleveland APL!