If you have a place in your heart and home for animals—but you’re not able to adopt—consider fostering. Our Homes with Hearts foster care program lets animal lovers bring pets from our shelters into their homes on a temporary basis to prepare them for adoption. 

What You Can Expect 

Training. We provide all necessary training to ensure you’re prepared to foster. 

Supplies and care. We provide all needed supplies and medical care. Foster parents are responsible for traveling to and from the shelters for medical care and foster care appointments. 

Commitment. Fostering may last anywhere from two weeks to several months, depending on the pet’s needs. Foster parents must foster at least one animal per year in order to stay active as a volunteer.  

Foster families. If there are multiple people in a home that would like to become an active foster parent, meaning they will pick up/drop off animals, bring animals to veterinary appointments and accrue service hours, each person must complete the application and on-boarding process. 

Junior Foster Parent Program

Our Junior Foster Parent program provides an opportunity for people ages 12 to 15 to gain hands-on experience with the responsibilities involved in caring for animals. Prospective junior foster parents follow the same process as our adult foster parents to learn how to properly care for an animal in their home. (Please note: We are unable to sign off on school required or community service hours for being a part of our foster program.) Click here to apply.