Fosters must be at least 24 years old.
Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.
If you currently rent, you must provide contact information for your landlord or management company in order to confirm any restrictions.
Applicants must live within 15 miles of Chicago if interested in fostering. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must allow an ALIVE representative into your home for a visit to ensure that your home is safe for the potential new foster animal. All members of the household are required to be present for the visit.
If you've been approved to adopt from us, you've already completed the foster application!
Approved adopters who want to foster an animal should contact Kristen Gerali.
To meet and possibly foster any of our adoptable animals, please click the link below to complete an application to get the process started. Our facilities are not open to the public during the week but we have Open Houses every weekend - you can find more details on our social media pages and the AC Open House page.