Many of our animals have special needs that make shelter living particularly hard on them. The very young, sick, injured, or those animals that are terribly shy often fare better in a home environment. Foster parents take these animals into their homes and care for them until they are ready to return to the shelter or a permanent home.
The Humane Society of Washington frequently receives animals that are in need of special attention. Some are sick or injured; some are poorly socialized while others need help raising their litter of kittens or puppies. The goal of the Foster Care Program is to improve the adoptability of these animals and ultimately help them find permanent loving homes.
As a Foster Care Provider the time and love you offer provides the animals in your care with the nurturing they desperately need. The positive influence you will have will help instill and intensify the animal human bond that is essential in a well-adjusted pet. Your influence may be the key element to helping these animals become suitable for adoption.
How can you become a Foster Care provider? Please complete our online form below. You will be contacted in a few days to schedule an interview with the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss the program in further detail. Together, you will determine which animal(s) you are best suited to work with. As animals in need of your help come to us, the Coordinator will contact you to discuss moving the animal(s) temporarily into your care.
The Humane Society of Washington County is extremely grateful for the Foster Care Providers who give so much of themselves for the animals in need. We thank you for your interest in this program and hope to have you join our wonderful group of Foster Care Parents!
Foster Care Application Form
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