Foster Care

Because Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region takes in more than 18,000 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
  • Underweight or overweight animals
  • Medical cases needing extra TLC to recover from an illness needing rest after an injury or surgery
  • Behaviorally challenged animals that may be shy or need more human interaction and socialization
  • Senior or fearful animals that may be too stressed by the shelter environment

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