Foster Volunteer Opportunities
Join our foster team!
You can change the life of an animal in need by joining our team of foster volunteers and opening your home and heart to a foster friend.
Is fostering right for you? There are many things to consider when deciding to foster an animal.
Foster Families best suited for this role are:
- Over the age of 18
- Ability to participate in training required for their role and particular animal
- Have access to regular transportation
- Complete a foster family online profile
- Ability to pick up your animal within a 36-hour timeframe
- Be able to set aside time (as often as every two weeks) to bring your foster animal in for follow-up vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery
- Take on the responsibility for routine care in your home during the foster period
- Isolate foster animals from family pets within the home, as required
- Quarantine your foster animals for 14 days to prevent disease spread, as required
- Kitten/puppy-proof your home to reduce potential safety hazards
- Maintain a peaceful, loving environment for the foster animals and spend quality time socializing them
- Utilize the emergency contact number for after-hour emergencies
- Maintain communication with the Foster Program Coordinator
- Commit to the entire foster period with the animal
- Try to spend a minimum of two hours per day with kittens to socialize them and monitor their health (time commitments will vary depending on your foster animals). For socialization and enrichment ideas visit shelterhealthpro.com
- Existing animals in your home must be up-to-date on vaccines and in good health
- Every family member in the household will need to be prepared for the commitment and emotions involved with fostering