Become A Foster
Help shelter animals grow and learn in the comfort of a home setting.
Foster homes are urgently needed during kitten season (typically late spring to early fall), and also throughout the year. Fostering is a wonderful and rewarding experience. Your help also frees up precious shelter space and provides animals with a quieter home environment. We will provide training, support, food and medical assistance. To foster an animal, you need to have a room where the animal can remain separated from any other animals in the home.
Foster care responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
- Provide at least one hour a day for socialization and play
- Provide a loving, caring environment
- Bring in fosters for biweekly medical check-ups
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Have a safe, secluded area away from children and other pets
- Possess basic cat or dog handling skills
How to Become A Foster:
- Attend a volunteer orientation >>
- Complete online foster training
- Meet with Foster Coordinator Jillian Leibach to begin your fostering journey
- We try to place all kittens in foster homes until they are 8 weeks old and ready for adoption. Some kittens only need a few days of help, some a few weeks.
- To speed their recovery, sick cats may need fostering while they are being treated.
- Small animals sometimes need fostering until they are old enough for adoption. This varies by species.
- Dog fostering is on an as-needed basis. Most dogs in need of fostering are looking for respite from shelter life, working on behavior modification, or learning how to be a pet. Often, these dogs are larger breeds and may not be compatible with children or pets.
Still Have Questions?
Email Foster Coordinator Jillian at email@example.com.