Cute kittens wait for your help
Fostering

Kitten season has begun and we need your help!

Sign up to be a foster home, or donate special items. Extra young ones mean extra needs for the shelter. Please consider donating some of the following items that are specific needs at this time of year:

Frequently asked questions:

Why do we need foster homes?
What kinds of animals need fostering?
Who can foster?
What type of space do I need at home?
What type of commitment do you need from me?
How much will it cost to foster?
What if the animals I foster get sick?
Can my pets get sick from an animal I foster?

How do I become a foster home?

Attend a volunteer orientation. You can either attend a general volunteer orientation or an orientation specific to fostering. General volunteer orientations last about 90 minutes and cover basic information about Animal Services, volunteering and a tour of the building. Fostering orientations last around 30 minutes and cover information about Animal Services and fostering only. Dates and times of upcoming orientations can be found on our webpage or by calling the shelter.

If after the orientation you feel that fostering would be a good fit for you, you may submit a volunteer application. (Applications are handed out at the volunteer orientations.) It takes a couple weeks to process your application and background check. After that, we will call you to schedule a home check to see where the foster animals will be staying while at your home.

How do I find out more about the program?

If you have questions about any part of the foster program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 352-2510, ext. 1009 or email her. You can download the Foster Care Manual and Cat/Kitten or Dog/Puppy Supplements here.