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Foster Resources

Welcome, Foster Parents!

This resource page has been created to help you on your foster journey.  Please watch and read all mandatory materials below, then request to join our private VCAS Foster Facebook page.  This page is only open to VCAS team members including staff and volunteers.  If you do not have Facebook, please create an account so you have access to this essential page.  Please be sure to answer the mandatory questions when you request to join.  Approval and access will be granted shortly.  The Foster Facebook page is a wonderful support system for all foster parents!

Contact Information

Foster Coordinator’s Cell: (805) 336-5277 (private line)

  • Call or text between 9:00am – 6:00pm.  Please do not call or text after-hours unless it is an emergency.
  • Call (do not text) anytime in the case of an EMERGENCY.
  • This is a private line for VCAS Foster Parents only. Please do not share it.

Foster Email:  vcar.foster@ventura.org

Main Shelter Line:  (805) 388-4341

  • Call this number in case of an emergency if you cannot reach the Foster Care Coordinator on the cell phone.
  • If you are calling this number after-hours, please select OPTION 4.

Schedule An Appointment

CLICK HERE to schedule appointments for any of the following services:

  1. Healthy Foster Pediatric Re-ckeck/Vaccine Updates
  2. Foster Vet Office Drop-Off Appointment
  3. Foster Tele-Health Appointment

Spay/Neuter Appointments –  We are asking kitten foster parents to email the foster care coordinator as soon as your kittens reach 1.5 pounds.  CLICK HERE to see the complete foster pet surgery instructions.

Foster Matchmaking Appointment – For meeting a new potential foster animal (adult dogs and cats)

Marketing & Adoption

Marketing Your Foster Dog

“Effective Dog Marketing for Adoption”
by Maddie’s Fund

Although this video is geared toward finding homes for dogs in a shelter setting, the information is spot on!  Use the AdoptMeApp to upload photos of your foster dog.  When your dog’s profile becomes active on the VCAS website, all of the photos you’ve taken will be waiting in their diary!

Additional Resources:
Foster Marketing Guide (PDF)

AdoptMeApp – This is a great way to get your foster pet seen!  Please download this app today and begin updating your foster pets’ “Adopt Me Diary”.  All AdoptMeApp diary entries are published on the AdoptMeVenturaCA Twitter feed which automatically updates with new diary entries!

BIO:  To upload a bio for your foster pet to the website, simply send the bio to VCAR.FOSTER@ventura.org with the animal’s ID# as the subject.
If you found someone who would like to adopt your foster animal, please have them meet you at the shelter to process the adoption.


 1. Before you bring your Foster Dog home:  

2.  Foster Dogs and People:

3.  Foster Dogs and Other Animals:

4. Foster Dogs in the Home:

5. Walking Your Foster Dog:

6.  Additional Foster Dog Training and Behavioral Resources:

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