Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a foster home for CAHS. Our Foster Program helps us save the lives of hundreds of additional animals every year by allowing us to increase our capacity, and treat medical or behavioral conditions that are not manageable in a shelter setting. Fostering is an extremely rewarding experience for your family, knowing that you have helped save a pet’s life!

Shelter animals may need temporary foster homes for a variety of reasons including:

  • Animals that were found as strays and need to be held on a stray hold
  • Juvenile puppies or kittens that are too young for adoption
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers with puppies or kittens
  • Animals who are being treated for upper respiratory infections
  • Animals that need to gain weight before being spayed/neutered
  • Animals that are too nervous to eat in a shelter environment

How Do I Get Started?

We ask that you please read our frequently asked questions below to learn more about becoming a foster volunteer! After reading through the FAQs, if you are interested in applying, you can start the process to become a foster volunteer by completing the application further down on this webpage.

If you have further questions regarding fostering that are not answered below, please contact our foster team at [email protected].

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Foster Application

Please be patient! We know you are excited to begin fostering, but reviewing and processing applications may take up to two weeks!