Compassionate Care Fospice Program
Some animals arriving at our doorstep will unfortunately never find their forever homes. Some are elderly, while others may have a terminal medical condition. But these special cases are just as important as the puppies and kittens entering our care, and they deserve a place where they can receive love and respect during the twilight years of their lives. These animals are not suffering, they are simply not able to be placed for adoption. Most shelters would euthanize them upon arrival, but here at the East Bay SPCA, we’d like to offer something different.
Our Compassionate Care Fospice Program, a combination of foster and hospice care, focuses on providing animals a safe, caring and comfortable end-of-life experience in a familiar home environment. While these animals may not have much time left, they still have a lot of love and affection to give to the right home. You will work with both our foster care and medical services teams on an ongoing basis to ensure that your fospice animal receives the absolute best care during its time in your home.
For more information on our Compassionate Care Fospice Program, please click on the photo below to download our manual
Age: 8 years old
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Foster Period: 2 weeks
Hello! Allow me to introduce Tractor! He is our resident gentleman who is looking for a fospice home.
Tractor came into our care as a stray from the streets in Hayward. We’re not sure how long he was out there, but surely he was someone’s dog at some point in his life because he is such a nice dog! He loves people! The Good Samaritan that found him, easily scooped him up and brought him to us. He has done great with other dogs, though being an older gentleman he hasn’t engaged in much play, but will happily co-exist with his canine buddies. Has passed all our behavior tests with flying colors!
We had this sweet-natured guy set up for surgery to prepare him for adoption and found that his masses were actually skin cancer. Which means this guy was probably an outside only dog that we see too often here in the East Bay. Treatment is long road for the stage that poor Tractor is at, however, you’d never know he had it if you met him! He is fairly comfortable with his currently and would love to have a home outside of the shelter to experience the good life. And cancer isn’t his only feat that he’s wagging his tail through, he also has dental disease, scarring on his ears, and is a little on the heavy side. If you’d like to give this guy some love that he may have never experienced, please let us know! We would love for Tractor to know some of what being part of a family is like in his last few weeks with us.
Foster Care and Medical Support Coordinator
East Bay SPCA
Oakland ◦ Dublin
Thank you for visiting 🙂 I have already found a foster home!
Age: 14 years old
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Foster Period: 4 weeks
I just wanted to send out a quick reminder that we are still looking for fospice placement for our lovely Sheba. As I mentioned before, Sheba does have cancer and because of this we won’t be able to help her find her forever home. That being said we would like to have Sheba go out into a loving home for the next few weeks just to that she can spend some time simply being a cat. Whether it’s lounging in the sun, playing with some toys or just curled up in a seemingly uncomfortable location it’s her prerogative! Sheba doesn’t require any special care now will she be going home with any medications!
If you have the space and time to take Sheba in please let me know and I’d love to talk to you more!
Manager of Foster Care and Medical Support
East Bay SPCA
Oakland – Dublin