While this is a very flexible volunteer position, it requires dedication and time. We provide tools you need to succeed, including medical care and food!
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. Take a moment to read how foster care made the difference in the life of Harvey (right).
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
What are the requirements to become a foster volunteer?
- Be 21 years or older or have an adult supervisor and have reliable transportation
- Not exceed the number of pets allowed (based on city of residence)
- Have consent of your landlord if you are renting
- Ensure your own pets are current on their vaccinations and are spayed/neutered
- Undergo a home inspection prior to fostering
- Be able to commit to a minimum of two weeks
Questions? Contact our Foster Care Coordinator via email or call 719-302-8734.