Foster an Animal

Foster an AnimalValley Humane Society can only rescue as many cats and dogs as we have kennel space available. We rely on ongoing adoptions to free up that space. That’s where foster families can make a big difference. 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 (volunteers only need to attend 1 workshop). All members of a household responsible for care of the animal(s) must attend.  Please contact Emily Scholz (escholz@valleyhumane.org) regarding the foster program.

Workshops last ~45 minutes and are hosted in the VHS classroom (3670 Nevada Street).

Upcoming foster workshops:

 

Wednesday, August 9 – 6:00 PM – Register now

Saturday, October 21 – 9:00 AM – Register now

Wednesday, December 6 – 6:00 PM – Register now