Foster Program

Do you love animals?

Are you looking for a way to help the shelter from home?

Do you want to help pets find their FUREVER home?

Become a foster caretaker!

HOW DO I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT? Read through Steps 1 through 6 listed below:

1.Read the foster parent requirements in the image below to see if you qualify for the program. If you do not qualify for fostering at the shelter, consider reaching our to an animal rescue organization near you. 

Foster Program Requirements for Foster Parents

2. Select a pet to foster. You can look on our website, walk through our kennels, or let us know what kind of pet that you are interested in fostering. You can call 909-384-1304 or email [email protected] to get more information about a specific pet at the shelter. Pets with extreme medical or behavior problems are not eligible for the foster program. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS ON PETS THAT NEED FOSTER HOMES OR IF YOU NEED HELP SELECTING A FOSTER PET

3. Meet your potential foster pet at the shelter. We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 4pm for meet and greets with adoptable pets. The front office will need the pet's animal ID number (A######) to set up a meet and greet in one of our play yards.

4. Sign a Foster Agreement. If the meet and greet goes well, you can ask the front office to become their foster parent. You will need to have your ID with you to complete the foster agreement. 

5. Take your foster pet home. Let staff know if you need supplies. Please keep a copy of your foster paperwork in a safe place for your reference. Contact staff if you notice a medical or behavior issue with your foster pet, so that we can assist with care recommendations. You must contact staff to set up a medical examination. Medical treatments without staff approval are nonrefundable to foster parents. 

6. Help them get adopted! Let people know that your foster pet is looking for an adopter. You can print flyers, post them on social media or pet adoption websites, and put on an adopt me bandana when your foster pet is in public areas. We will also invite you to attend some of our adoption events, so check your email often to accept those invitations. We require that people meet the pet that they are interested in adopting. If you find someone interested in meeting your foster pet you can set up the meet and greet yourself or you can contact us to have the meeting at the shelter. If you find an adopter, let us know and send them to fill out adoption paperwork at the shelter. Your foster pet will be visible on our website until an adopter is found. If someone contacts the shelter and is interested in meeting your foster pet, we will contact you to set up a meeting at the shelter. Currently, our adoption fees are $25 and include microchip implantation, some vaccines, and spay or neuter surgery. You will have priority if you decide to adopt or find an adopter for your foster pet.

If you are interested in meeting/adopting a pet that has the label "IN FOSTER" on our website click the link below:

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEETING A PET THAT IS IN A FOSTER HOME

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOTTLE FEEDING ANIMALS

For questions, comments, or concerns about the foster program contact us by email at [email protected]