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:
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.
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.