Why foster?

A foster home provides shelter, food, care, and A LOT of love to animals that will flourish with a little extra attention. It is a great opportunity for you to share your home with an animal in need, without the lifetime commitment that adopting a pet takes. If you have children, it is a great way to teach them compassion and responsibility by caring for a homeless animal. 

Fostering saves lives. Whether you volunteer to care for a litter of orphaned kittens or give an adult dog a break from the kennel, you are making a difference in life of an animal in need. Fostering fills a critical gap. Young kittens need more care can be provided in the shelter environment. Scientific studies have shown that adult animals are adopted more quickly after a break from the shelter. 

What are the requirements for fostering?

  • The main foster volunteer must be at least 18 years old and complete foster training.
  • You must be able to follow rules and guidelines provided in the foster handbook and/or by shelter staff.
  • You must have reliable transportation for bringing your foster animal(s) to the shelter for regular appointments and to the vet in case of emergency.

Is there a time commitment?

How long you keep your foster pet depends on the needs of the animal and your availability. Our staff will match you with a pet that fits your availability and lifestyle.

Can I adopt my foster pet?

Yes. If you fall in love and want to keep your foster pet, you will have the first chance to adopt. We also encourage foster parents to find adopters for their foster pets. Let our staff know if you have a friend, neighbor, family member, etc., who wants to adopt your foster animal.

I have pets at home. Can I still foster?

Yes! Depending on the type of animal you foster, we may ask you to keep your foster animals separate from you resident pets. This is especially true for unvaccinated kittens & puppies with developing immune systems.

Do you provide medical care, food, and supplies?

Yes, we provide everything you need for your foster pet. This includes food, bowls, bedding, toys, crates, litter, litter pans, etc.  If you’d like to purchase your own supplies, our staff can provide you with a list of what to buy.

I can't foster but I want to support the program!

Donate an item off the lists here.

    Our foster program is one of the most powerful tools we have to save animal lives. We are always in need of people who can take cats, kittens, dogs or puppies. We will provide the tools you need to succeed, including all medical care. You just provide the love! 

    Click the link below to contact us or fill out a Foster Application.

    Foster FAQ