Fostering is an important way of helping shelter dogs and cats in so many ways. Foster moms (and dads) are always needed, and this doesn’t necessarily have to be a long-term commitment on your part. There are several reasons why a dog/cat might need a temporary home. Many times we just need a short-term place for a dog or cat awaiting transport. Pregnant/nursing mothers or dogs/cats who aren’t adapting to shelter life appreciate and benefit from the hospitality of a real home environment. And with kitten season fast approaching, we are always desperate for foster families who can help with bottle-feeding orphaned kittens or un-weaned kittens brought to our shelter without their mother
A spare bedroom or bathroom usually provides the perfect accommodation (especially for cats). If you would like to provide a temporary home for an HSOV dog or cat, we encourage you to contact one of our Foster Program Committee members: Celeste Ridgway (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Deb Ryder (email@example.com). These ladies will be happy to answer your questions. You would be required to complete a Foster Application Form which is available here and submit it for approval. The HSOV provides food, necessary supplies, and medical care if needed. You provide the love and attention.