Help make life better for animals while they wait for their forever family. Open your heart and your home on a temporary basis to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that need to get well or get bigger before they can go out for adoption. Sick animals get better faster in a stress-free environment. Your home is the perfect place for them to get one-on-one attention and the love they need to grow and/or get well. We provide food, supplies, and veterinary care while they are being fostered.
Foster Care Agreement (PDF)
Foster Care for Special Needs Animals
Dogs and cats with special medical needs or behavior issues can require extra care from a special foster home before being made available for adoption. By opening your home to these animals, you are providing them with extra time and special assistance before their new home is found.
We also have a need for foster care providers when the Pet Adoption Center is over capacity. Fostering is a great experience and a great way to involve the whole family in volunteering. Foster homes expand our walls to help more animals.
It is a requirement that all foster animals be indoor animals and not kept outdoors.
Age Requirement: You must be 18 years or older to foster. If you live at home, you must bring a parent or head of the household with you to the training, and they must also complete paperwork to become a foster.
Physical requirement: You must be able to transport animals to and from the center for veterinary care as needed.
Required training: Volunteer Orientation and Foster Care training
Commitment: Varies with animals' need. Fostering can last for several weeks.
To become a foster volunteer, you first need to attend a New Volunteer Orientation session. Click here to register for an upcoming session. At orientation, you will receive information about the next steps to become a foster volunteer. For questions about fostering, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-296-3946.