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Last Updated: 2017-04-03



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Why Foster

By fostering a homeless animal, you are enabling RACC to have more kennel space to take in more local animals. Bottom line: the more foster volunteers we have, the more lives we can save. Fostering is an integral part of our organization’s mission. By using a devoted foster volunteer network, we can help animals that would otherwise not get a second chance at finding a forever home. Foster volunteers are also granted volunteer hours for fostering animals. For each day that the animal is fostered, four (4) hours of community services is earned. Individual students and various organization members, for example, may earn volunteer hours through the RACC Foster Program

Foster Candidates

Foster homes for puppies and kittens are always needed because they have weakened immunities at young ages and until they’re fully vaccinated, they’re more vulnerable to getting sick. We also need foster homes for adult animals that are recuperating from surgery or are too shy to be adoption-ready.

Apply to Foster

If you are interested in fostering a pet from Richmond Animal Care and Control, please click file out the RACC PET FOSTER APPLICATIONS and email it to Foster@RACC.com.

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Contact Information:

Animal Care & Control
City of Richmond
1600 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5573
Fax:      (804)646-5586

    Monday - Friday
      (804) 646-5573
    After Hours & Weekends
      (804)646-5100

    CLOSED:   Mon. & Tue.
    Adoptions: (804)646-5575
        Wed.-Fri. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Sat.           Noon to 5 p.m.
        Sun.          Noon to 4 p.m.

    Animal Control Officer
    Adopt
    Volunteer
    Foster
    General

RACC Wishlist!
Blankets & towels,
Nylabones,
Cat & Dog beds,
Kongs Meat flavored
  baby food (for kittens),
Canned kitten & cat food
  (any brand),
English slip leads,
Newspapers,
Crates (all sizes).

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