FOSTER PROGRAM

Join our foster program and give hope to animals who might not otherwise have hope.





Become an AVHS foster home

Partner with us to help pets that need socialization, a safe place to heal, or time to grow outside of the shelter.

Foster Program

Foster care is temporary care and shelter for one of our animals that is either too small, sick, injured or needs socialization. Foster Volunteers provide essential help. The first step to become a foster is to fill out our Foster Application. Once that is complete our foster coordinator will reach out to you to set up a time to meet and discuss fostering and what types of animals you are interested in helping.

*If you would like to also volunteer your time here at the shelter, please fill out the general volunteer application instead, found here.

We are looking for volunteers 18 years and older to care for these pets. Animals are placed in foster care for a set period of time and later returned to Ark-Valley Humane Society for adoption. While you are fostering the animal, Ark-Valley Humane Society provides food, any necessary medications, crate, a collar and leash (for dogs), a pet carrier (for cats) and training for the volunteer. As a foster parent, all you need to provide is love in a safe and clean home where the animal can thrive and flourish!

Animals who are not ready for adoption for any reason are candidates for foster care. It could range from helping a dog who recently had surgery, keeping a newborn litter of kittens until they are old enough to be adopted from the shelter, or helping a dog through socialization and human interaction.

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