• If you would like to foster, you will need to be 18 years or older and have a valid ID. All members of the household need to agree to the foster. For dog fostering, we can conduct meet and greets with resident dogs.
  • Click here to join our foster program!
  • *You do not have to wait for an email confirmation to foster. Come on up and speak to a staff member. *Does not apply to kitten fostering. You will hear from a volunteer within 72 hours for next steps for kitten fostering.
  • We typically ask for a 2-week foster period. Foster periods vary depending on the reason needed for foster care.
  • During fostering, the animals are under our medical care. If they need anything medically, they need to come to the shelter. (We cannot pay unapproved vet bills.)
  • Fosters usually provide bedding, toys, bowls, and food. But if you need help with supplies, just ask staff.

Eligible animals

  • Puppies/kittens too young for adoption
  • Pregnant or nursing moms
  • Medical cases
  • Behavior cases
  • Any dog that has been at the shelter for 30+ days and is spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and over 1 year old.

    Lack of Space Fostering

    Depending on the influx of animals into the shelter, we may ask for a 1- to 2-week foster period to make room for new animals. Animals must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and over 1 year old. (typically medium to large dogs.)

    Home for the Holidays

  • Runs from November to January.
  • See event page for more information.
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