Foster

By fostering pets on their way to forever homes you are not only helping the pets you foster, but you also make room for another pet in need of safe haven in the shelter. Fostering is a wonderful way to experience pet ownership without the forever commitment of a pet of your own and may even serve to help you decide to bring a furry, four-legged friend into your family.

Why do pets need to be fostered?

  • age/growth – animals that are too young or underweight to be placed for adoption right away.
  • behavior – shy or timid animals that need help gaining confidence or learning good manners to help prepare them for a happy, long life in their new home.
  • medical – animals that need to recover from an illness or injury before they’re able to be placed in a home.
  • adding to life-saving capacity – every animal placed in a foster home frees up space in our shelter for more animals, increasing the capacity to save lives!

Requirements for Fostering

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Complete the foster application.
  • Attend a Foster Orientation.
  • Complete the foster application.
  • Kitten Cuddler orientations are held every other Saturday at 11:30 a.m., and every Thursday at 5 p.m. and typically last an hour. Foster parents receive daily emails of pets in need of foster care. Pickup of the pet will be scheduled with the Foster Coordinator.
  • Must be able to bring the animal back to Animal Services every two weeks for vaccine boosters and deworming, if necessary.
  • Must be able to transport animals to outside adoption events as needed.
  • Must be able to return the animal for out-of-state transports when required.
  • Foster parent’s owned pets residing in the home must be up to date on vaccines and sterilized.