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Foster a Pet

Open your heart and home to an animal in need.

The Foothills Animal Shelter foster program depends on the support of our animal-loving community to provide temporary placement for animals during their most significant time of need. Thanks to the kindness of Good Humans, pets in the foster program receive compassionate care and safe shelter until they are ready to be adopted into a new home or reunited with their families.

Thank you for your interest in fostering. Applications for our foster program are currently closed. Please continue to check our website for when applications reopen. 

General Foster Requirements:

Fostering FAQ’s

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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