Volunteer efforts in support of The SPCA’s Foster Friends Program help to prepare underage or injured pets for their permanent and loving homes. Foster Friends volunteers provide an invaluable service for the animals in their care, who, for a variety of reasons are not yet ready for adoption. The Foster Friends volunteer experience is rewarding for both animal and foster parent alike. Sign up now to join our team!

The SPCA provides all the food, supplies, and medical care – you supply the love!

Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the age and health of the pet. Examples of pets needing help from fosters include bottle-feeding kittens, kittens with their mother, orphaned puppies, an adult dog with a broken leg in a cast, etc.

Upon successful completion of the foster process, all fostered animals are placed through The SPCA’s regular adoption process. This requirement ensures that animals are placed appropriately as well as spayed or neutered, licensed, microchipped, etc.

The SPCA provides specific training to assist our Foster Friends volunteers, as needed.

How to Help:

You can also email us  or call 831-264-5423 for more information.

Our Mission

Our mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.

Learn More About Your Local, Independent SPCA

Did you know that the SPCA for Monterey County is not a chapter and does not have a parent organization? Did you know our doors are open to all animals in need? Learn more about us now!