Foster

Become an In-Home Hero

Becoming a foster parent is a big undertaking! Foster pets take time and energy out of your everyday routine, however, it is also very rewarding as you can visually see the difference you are making in a pet’s life.  Whether it be a mother and her newborn puppies, orphaned kittens, a dog who just had major surgery, or a pet who needs socialization, your love, care and compassion can make a world of difference for them. Become an in-home hero and help us save more lives by fostering.


How to Become a Foster

1. Fill out and submit your foster application.

The foster application is available at the Humane Society, or you can download a copy here and bring it to the shelter. Once your application is reviewed, we will schedule a formal interview with you.

2. The next step is to conduct a home visit.

We will observe the space where your foster pet will be cared for and ensure that living conditions are appropriate for the pet(s). Following the home visit, management will review all information and decide if an applicant is qualified to be a foster.

3. Once you are approved, you will receive a foster manual and training on your responsibilities as a foster.

4. Finally, we will contact you when we have a pet that needs to enter foster care.


What to Expect

  • Open up your home and your heart to underage, sick, or under-socialized pets and help them become healthy and ready for adoption.
  • Needs such as food, supplies, and medical care will be provided by the Humane Society.
  • Your foster period can vary based on the pet(s) needs but we are estimating 3-4 weeks for the average stay.
  • You will need to have the time to take care of a foster pet, your current pets must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations, and it would be ideal to have a spare room in your home that you could isolate the pet.

Still have questions? Contact Kaila King, Foster Program Coordinator, at 814-835-8331.