Foster an Animal

Foster an AnimalAs a no-kill adoption center, Valley Humane Society can only rescue cats and dogs as we have available kennels. That’s where foster families come in. By opening up their hearts and homes, foster families help expand the walls of our center to save more lives. In addition fostering:

  • Prepares dogs and cats for adoption
  • Provides a place for sick or injured animals to heal
  • Helps young animals stay healthy
  • Coaxes shy animals out of their shells
  • Offers a short-term volunteer commitment

VHS provides everything needed to foster an animal – veterinary care, food, dishes, litter box, litter, travel carrier, collar and leash, etc. Foster families must bring their charges in for medical checkups and return them once they have reached adoptable status…and provide lots of love and attention, of course!

To become a foster, the first step is to attend a Foster Families Workshop. All members of a household responsible for care of the animal(s) must attend.  Please contact Emily Scholz ( regarding the foster program.