By opening your heart and home to an animal from the shelter, you are saving at least two lives – the animal you foster, and the one that now has ‘breathing room’ in a shelter that unfortunately, often gets filled to capacity. As a foster, you set the parameters for the animals you care for – size, gender, age. The cost of their medical care is covered by the HSMC. We ask fosters to supply food and basic training if needed, and to be accommodating in having the dog shown to potential adopters.

Once submitted and your application is reviewed, a representative of the shelter will call you. In order to foster you do need to live within one hour of the shelter’s location in case of any emergencies. Once your application is approved, you will be entered in our database to get alerts of new animals needing a foster home. We keep your application on file for 6 months while you find the perfect fit for your family. Please open the application below to find out more about our Foster program!

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