Media Release

Animal Services Foster Parent Orientation

Friday, March 6, 2015 2:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Animal Services is currently seeking volunteers to foster animals. Foster parents temporarily care for animals that are not yet ready for adoption. This includes underage kittens, heartworm positive dogs (undergoing treatment), under-socialized animals, and more.

Alachua County Animal Services is hosting three Foster Parent Orientations in March, 2015. All orientations are held at the Animal Services Headquarters (3400 N.E. 53rd Avenue, Gainesville). Animal Services encourages volunteers to register for orientations before attending, but registration is not required.

Foster parent orientations in March include:

  • Wednesday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Before taking animals home, all foster parents are also required to attend a general volunteer orientation held the third Saturday of every month. This month’s general orientation will be on March 21, at 9:30 a.m.

View the Foster Parent Orientation flyer.

For more information or to register, call 352-264-6870 or contact Alachua County Shelter Supervisor, Jane Grantman at  or Alachua County Animal Services Office Assistant Dory Rosati at


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).