Foster Care

Because Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter more than 23,000 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 animals
  • Underage animals without their moms who aren't old enough for adoption
  • Animals needing extra time and TLC to recover from respiratory illness
  • Underweight or overweight animals
  • Medical cases such as recovery from an illness, amputation or needing rest after an injury or surgery
  • Behaviorally challenged animals that may be shy or need more human interaction and socialization

The benefits of fostering can be extremely rewarding and at times quite difficult. Read over the “Highs and Lows of Fostering” and “Frequently Asked Questions” to see if this is a good match for you!

What are the requirements to become a foster volunteer?

  • Be at least 21 years of age or have an adult supervisor and have reliable transportation
  • Not exceed the number of pets allowed (based on zoning regulations and 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 visit prior to fostering, as required by state law
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of two weeks 


*PAS does not accept volunteers with a criminal record in relation to (1) any felony, (2) sexual or violent crimes, (3) theft-related crimes or (4) animal neglect or cruelty within the last 7 years. PAS requires all persons applying to volunteer to state any past criminal record and reserves the right to conduct a background check on any volunteer. 

Become a Foster Parent Today!

Pueblo Now Accepting Applications. Foster Applications for Colorado Springs will open in January 2019.

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