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 (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 ( regarding the foster program.

At this time, VHS is in particular need of canine foster homes, especially young puppies.  We do not have many felines in need of foster homes and expect the demand for kitten fosters to ramp up starting February 2017.

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

Upcoming foster workshops:

Saturday June 10th 9:00 AM – click to register

Wednesday August 9th 6:00 PM – click to register

Saturday October 21st 9:00 AM – click to register

Wednesday December 6th 6:00 PM – click to register