Interested in being a foster parent? While this is a very flexible volunteer position, it requires a great deal of dedication and time. The benefits can be extremely rewarding - you’ll receive unconditional love from your foster animal and the joy of knowing that you were able to help save a shelter animal. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for anyone willing to make a short-term commitment for our organization.
Our Foster Care Program truly saves lives!
Because the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
shelters more than 21,000 animals a year, space is
limited for animals needing extra time to heal or grow.
Animals may need foster care for any of the following reasons:
- Pregnant or nursing dogs and cats
- Medical cases such as recovery from amputation, other surgery, or needing rest for an injury
- Dogs and cats needing extra time and TLC to recover from respiratory illness
- Underweight animals
- Behaviorally challenged dogs that may be a shy or need more human interaction and socializing
- Underage kittens and puppies without their moms who aren't old enough for adoption
There are many benefits to fostering animals, such as:
- A "trial" for owning an animal if you aren't sure what/when/if you want to adopt a pet
- Families with older children that need community service hours for school
- Military personnel stationed in Colorado Springs for the short-term
- Unable financially to own your own pet, but would love to have a temporary one
- Receive unconditional love from animals
What are the requirements to become a foster volunteer?
- Must be 21 or older (anyone under 21 must have an adult supervisor)
- Have consent of your landlord
- Your own pets must have current vaccinations and be spayed/neutered
- Pass a required PACFA home inspection – (Pet Animal Care Facility Act )
- Be able to commit to fostering an animal for the length of time needed (minimum of 2 weeks)
- Have reliable transportation
- Be willing to transport foster animal to HSPPR shelter for health checks and follow-up appointments
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please click here for more information and to apply. If you have further questions, you may contact the Foster Care Coordinator, Andie Armbrust or call 302-8734.