Foster care

Consider Opening Your Heart and Home

Fostering is a necessary step toward a normal life for many shelter animals. Foster families are a great asset to our facility and help to save many lives. When we are at full capacity, we must turn away many adoptable potential pets. These animals are usually sent to kill shelters, thrown out on a back road or passed from family to family. By applying to foster, you open up space to save a life. Fostering can be a challenge, they often need special care. They may be very young, very old, sick and scared, and will need lots of love, attention, and patience during their recovery.

Email for more information. Fill out the form below if you are interested in fostering.

Who needs to be fostered?


Very young puppies or kittens that have been taken away from their mother too early often find their way to our door. These animals need around the clock care we cannot provide at our shelter. Some of these must be bottled fed as often as every two hours!

Young Animals

Puppies and kittens under the ages of 3-4 months are not put onto the adoption floor because they are too young to be spayed or neutered. These animals greatly benefit from the training and socialization given in a foster home.

Sick/ Injured/ Recovering

Animals coming to us in bad condition require extra care before they can be adopted. They have to stay in the quarantine area longer. However, we are always glad when we can get these animals into loving homes. In foster care, they always heal faster.

Terminal or Aging

Senior animals have an extremely low chance of being adopted. This is, of course, no fault of their own. Fostering offers seniors the comforts of a home, and relief from the stresses of shelter life.

Special Needs

Some animals come to us with special emotional needs. These animals benefit from foster families who are very patient and understanding.

They are counting on you!

What is required of foster parents?

We ask that all of our foster parents have their current animals up-to-date on all required vaccinations. This is for the protection of their animals as well as the fostered pets. If you are renting your home, we will need to contact the landlord. We ask that the foster parents bring the animals to our shelter when their vaccines are due and work on house-training and socializing the fostered animals. Above all, we ask that all of our foster parents understand that no matter how hard they try, not all animals will survive their time in foster care due to illness or age.

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