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Foster a Pet

We are in need of foster homes that can accept large dogs.

Hey, Good Human!

Thank you for your interest in fostering a pet at Foothills Animal Shelter! 

Please click below to fill out the foster application. All new foster homes must complete a virtual home visit with a Shelter staff member on Microsoft Teams and communicate quickly and consistently via email for all foster program-related communication. Once you have submitted your application, you will hear back from a staff member regarding the next steps within 24-48 hours.  

We look forward to speaking with you!

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Fostering FAQ’s

What are the requirements to foster?
  • Fill out an application on our website.
  • A virtual home visit must be completed.
  • Ability to communicate with our foster team regularly via email.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
What types of animals need foster?
  • We most commonly need foster homes for kittens and puppies who are not old enough to be adopted. We also have some adult animals who need foster homes while waiting for medical results or surgeries. We will also send animals into foster homes if they are projected to have an extended shelter stay or if the shelter environment has become too stressful for them. 
How long does an animal typically stay in a foster home?
  • Typically animals will need a foster home for 2-3 weeks, but it varies depending on why they need foster care. Our foster department will always communicate the anticipated time an animal will need foster and can spilt the animal’s time up in different homes if needed. 
What supplies will I need to foster a pet?
  • Foothills will provide the materials needed to foster, including food, toys, bedding, kennels, and more!
Do I need to own a home to foster?
  • No, you do not need to own your own home, but if you are renting please check with your leasing agent to be sure you are fulfilling your lease requirements. 
Do I need to have a fenced yard to foster?
  • No, so long as you can take dogs on leashed walks, having a yard is not required.
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