Volunteering in our Foster Care Program is a rewarding opportunity for individuals, and for families who would like to volunteer together. Foster Volunteers provide a loving temporary home to animals in need.
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Why Do Animals Need to be Fostered?
- Animals too young to be adopted (Click here to read one kitten’s story)
- Moms and nursing offspring
- Animals who need socialization
- Adoptable animals who need TLC in a home environment
- Animals with upper respiratory illness or kennel cough
Identifying special needs animals to be housed, loved and cared for by approved foster parents until Foothills Animal Shelter determines the animal(s) is ready for adoption.
What are Foster Parents?
Foster Parents are volunteers of Foothills Animal Shelter who provide temporary homes for select animals who may have special needs and/or require additional marketing to find a new family.
Applying: To fill out a Foster Application, CLICK HERE.
The Home Visit: Foothills Animal Shelter and state law requires a home visit for all new foster families. A designated person will come to your home to get to know you and your family.
Create a Profile: During the home visit, we will create a profile of the animals who would best fit in your home environment.
Foster: When a foster animal is available for your situation, we will contact you and you can begin fostering.
Questions: Contact Jodi Gault, Foster Care Manager at 720-407-5231 or email@example.com.