Foster a Pet

Foster families expand the walls of Valley Humane Society's adoption center by caring for animals in their own home, so more lives can be saved.

Foster an Animal

Valley 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

Valley Humane Society 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. Workshops are periodically hosted in Valley Humane’s Community Room located at 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton.

Visit our Event page to search for an upcoming workshop.

Tips for Change at SideTrack Bar + Grill on April 23

Tips for Change at SideTrack Bar + Grill on April 23

Join us for a very special night out at SideTrack Bar+Grill in Pleasanton! On Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 5-8 pm the popular downtown restaurant will open just for Valley Humane Society supporters and guests.

Our own volunteer servers will dish up the restaurant’s delicious fare, vying for the biggest tips. Reserve early to ensure your preferred time slot, come hungry, and tip generously! 100% of tips raised will benefit our lifesaving programs and services.

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Wine & Wags at Vasco Row Livermore

Wine & Wags at Vasco Row Livermore

Join us on April 14 at Wine & Wags at Vasco Row! We’ll be there with adorable adoptable dogs. Buy your tickets ahead of time on the Wine & Wags website here.

Friendly dogs and their wine-loving owners will want to sit and stay in Livermore Valley wine country on April 14 from 12-4 pm for Wine & Wags at Vasco Row. Nine wineries have partnered with five East Bay animal rescues, including Valley Humane Society, to host a day of wine tasting, dog adoptions and fun for all at the intersection of South Vasco Road and Research Drive in Livermore.

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Home Brew Trivia at McKay’s

Home Brew Trivia at McKay’s

Want to be a part of our Lively, interactive, free-to-play Trivia Night joyfully created & presented by Quizzmasters Jeff & Nancy Lewis in McKay’s beautiful Beer Garden? This is proudly a fundraiser for Valley Humane Society and no reservations or tickets needed, so come early for a table and some dinner. 

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