How does foster care work?
Animals that qualify for foster care are dogs and cats that are not ready to be put up for adoption. The shelter often receives young orphaned animals especially kittens during the warmer summer months. As these animal arrive at the shelter, families in our foster network are contacted with details of their needs and the commitment level. It is always OK to say you are not available.
Periodic appointments are scheduled during their stay with you to keep them current on vaccinations and to monitor their progress.
When ready, the animal will return to the shelter to begin their search for a new, forever home.
Requirements to join our network of foster families
Our foster parents must be 18+. Families with children are encouraged to participate as a foster home, as this experience can teach compassion and responsibility.
The foster parent must complete a general Volunteer Orientation.
Submit the FOSTER CARE APPLICATION
All foster families must have their home inspected by a Humane Society representative annually. The Humane Society reserves the right to randomly inspect any foster homes providing care to our animals throughout the year.
You must be able to provide a stable, loving, and safe environment for the foster animals.