Foster Family Program

“We find it richly rewarding to work with a foster animal, helping a dog acclimate and socialize with other pets in the home, eating side by side with other dogs, the experience and joys of riding in the car, snuggling on the sofa, and getting used to a normal lifestyle. We get excited to know that this animal is soon going to be placed in a perfectly suited home, and that makes our hearts happy.”

~Jerene, Foster

Our Animals Need You!

Fostering is a wonderful way to make BIG difference at Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS). By providing a temporary home for just one animal, you are creating room for another in need. You are providing the opportunity for positive growth in your foster animal’s emotional and physical well- being. Some animals are not equipped for the sanctuary atmosphere, preferring a calmer, quieter environment instead. When given the opportunity to live in this environment, the animal will become easier to adopt. Additionally, you are giving our animals reassurance that sanctuary life is temporary and a forever home is just around the bend. There is nothing more satisfying in life than knowing you are making a significant impact in life of another living being. Apply online today to join our team!

You will be required to provide:

Dogs:    Cats:
Food and water bowls   Litter (Pan may be provided)
Food and water bowls   Food and water bowl
Blankets and toys Food
Consistent daily training Blankets and toys

But most importantly, both cats and dogs will need as much love as you can give them. 

Provided for you:


All vet care including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and initial flea treatment

“Adopt Me” bandana or vest

Collar, harness, and leash

Basic professional training advice

Business cards and profile of pet’s information


18 yrs or older

Certain you can have an animal at your residence

Current pets up to date on state required vaccinations and are spayed or neutered

Dogs must be introduced to your other dogs before being placed

Please check local ordinancwes about the number of pets allowed in your home.

How a Foster Makes An Impact:

Improves the emotional and physical well- being of our dogs and cats

Decreasing the length of an animal’s stay in the sanctuary

Reach the public in ways that we are not able to do on a day- to- day basis, educating the public about our facility, mission, and the wonderful opportunities offered through ACS

Providing space for us to help other animals in the community and surrounding areas

Upcoming Events

Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Visit adoptable pets at Petsmart Ithaca & take home your new furry family member! Can’t Make it today?  No problem, visit our adoptable cats at this location anytime!
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Visit adoptable pets at Petsmart Horseheads! Can’t Make it today? No problem, visit our adoptable cats at this location anytime!
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Meet Animal Care Sanctuary’s Love on A Leash Graduates Sausage & Newt.  Then, watch Pick of the Litter! Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their[...]
Rialto Theatre
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Unwind with a drink while supporting Animal Care Sanctuary during Remlik’s first Friday Happy Hour.  We will have our awesome animal swag for sale!
Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Listen to some great bands while supporting local shelters!   Get your Animal Care Sanctuary apparel while you’re there!
Endwell Greens Golf Club and Event Center

Save A Life

ACS needs your help to save more lives! Together we can make a difference.

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Visit ACS East Smithfield

Animal Care Sanctuary

GPS Location (No Mail):
353 Sanctuary Hill Ln,
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Mailing Address:
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Phone: 570-596-2200
Fax: 570-596-2222

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-596-2270

Visit ACS Wellsboro

ACS Wellsboro

11765 US-6,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Phone: 570-724-3687
Fax: 570-724-8116

Adoption Hours

Tuesday - Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-724-3687

Animal Surrender

Dog Surrender & Behavioral Questions
570-596-2200  Option 6

Cat Surrender
570-596-2200 Option 5

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