Why do animals need foster?
Fostering is one of the most impactful things you can do for animal welfare. The Humane Society of Weld County is dedicated to placing every healthy and safe animal, which means we do not euthanize for space. As animals come in, we need fosters to keep up with our intakes.
They are too young for adoption
We take in many puppies and even more kittens that are not at the right age for adoption. Our fosters take in singletons, entire litters and litters with the mother until the babies are ready for adoption.
They need a break from the shelter
Some animals spend months waiting for their new homes. While we do everything we can to keep the shelter life entertaining and relaxing, sometimes our adoptable friends need a break. Foster homes provide a chance to let loose and get away for a bit.
They need to recover from a medical issue
We have a veterinarian team who helps any animal humanely possible. Sometimes we receive animals who need time to recover from medical issues. From animal cruelty cases to a simple surgeries, a foster home is a great place to recover.
They are in a behavior program
We believe each animal deserves a chance and some training or socialization is no reason to take that chance away. Our behavior fosters work with our behavior team to help rehabilitate and train animals.
Fill out a foster application and take your foster quiz
Complete the foster application here. We will send a presentation and a quiz to your email.
Have a "Home Visit" and start fostering!
We'll set a time for a quick video chat to see your house and answer any final questions.
We provide everything you'll need for your new houseguest. Our Foster Coordinator will let you know when animals are available to foster.
What does Weld County Humane pay for?
We cover the cost of any medical, food, and supplies. We have supplies at the shelter you can request - such as beds, puppy pads, toys and baby gates.
You should not have any financial commitments to your foster unless you want to purchase something yourself.
Can I foster if I'm a renter?
Yes! We will need to see your lease to make sure that you can have pets. But you are free to foster if your lease allows.
What should I expect from orientation?
Orientation will last around one hour at our facility. Please wear comfy clothes and closed toed shoes. When you arrive, just tell the front office that you are there for foster orie
Can I foster with my family?
Yes! We love family fosters. Fostering helps teach kids compassion and responsibility. We ask that the kids also attend foster training as well.