Foster a Pet
MARCH 17, 2021 UPDATE:
We are actively recruiting new foster homes for senior dogs, adult cats, rabbits and small animals. We are so grateful for the support from our community, and at this time we are not in need of new foster homes for puppies or kittens. Thank you!
We have THREE great opportunities for fostering and helping the animals in our care:
It is our goal to get all the senior dogs out of the shelter and into foster homes while they wait to get adopted. Our community has been incredible about answering our call in the past, but we need more homes! We provide any needed veterinary care and supplies, and you provide the love.
This program helps expand the walls of our shelter. This foster team cares for adult cats until they are adopted. Some of the cats are recovering from medical procedures or are too scared in the shelter environment to show off their true personalities. Our foster families allow these cats to heal and blossom in a home, until they find their furrever homes.
This program is geared for all of our small animal lovers. The shelter often receives multiple small critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, mice and chinchillas. These critters benefit from being fostered for socialization and to give us a better understanding of their personalities. Often our young rabbits aren't old enough for spay/neuter surgery and need some time in a loving foster home where they can be handled and learn to be comfortable around people.
Becoming a foster parent
We provide veterinary care and most supplies for foster animals. You provide a warm, safe place with lots of love.
You will need to do the following:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to get started right away
- Make the beginning-to-end foster commitment
- Have your pets at home current on all vaccinations
- Be able to keep foster animals separated from your own pets (if required)
- Be able to keep foster cats/kittens and small animals strictly indoors; dogs primarily indoors and on leash and/or in a securely fenced yard when outside (dogs' individual needs will vary)
- Follow instructions regarding medical needs and care
- Bring foster animals to the shelter for weight checks and vaccinations and medical checks (as necessary)
- Provide lots of love and attention to your foster pets!
Application and training
Trainings are now held virtually! To get started, please fill out an online application.
If you have further questions about our foster program, please email us.