Frequently asked questions

What is fostering?

Fostering a pet means you provide a safe and loving home, which includes food, care and shelter, temporarily while they are awaiting a permanent home or on to another adoption program.

What is the time commitment on fostering?

Ideally, you would foster a pet until we found that pet's forever home or another adoption facility; however, we understand that everyone has a unique situation and we will do our best to accommodate that.

How old to you have to be to foster?

You need to be at least 18 years of age. However, we do have a Teen Volunteer program. Email: for more information.

What can I expect GJAS to provide when I foster?

We provide you with a foster friend, someone from our foster program, to guide you if needed. We also provide all medical care for the pet, crates, collars, leashes and litter boxes (for cats) as available. In most instances we will also provide food and cat litter.

Do I need to live in Fayette County in order to foster?

Yes, because medical care if provided by Fayette County Vet Clinic located across the street from the shelter in La Grange.

Can I pick out my foster pet?

Of course! Schedule a time with the shelter and we would be happy to match you with a cat or dog.