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Foster a Pet

Puppy Parents & Kitty Caregivers

Are you ready to give a puppy or kitten the care it needs to grow and thrive? If the answer is YES, then you should consider becoming a Foster Parent at the Humane Society of Broward County. Foster Parents are volunteers who provide temporary, in-home care for dogs, cats and their offspring. You provide the love, and we’ll provide the fur babies.

Generally speaking, kittens and puppies need to be kept in a foster home until they are 8 weeks old. Kittens need to meet a weight requirement of 1.7 lbs. Once the age and weight requirements are met, the animals are returned to the Humane Society and put up for adoption to good homes.

Currently the Humane Society has approximately 100 foster families, but many more are needed. Foster Care is a most rewarding and fulfilling program that helps save the lives of animals that might not otherwise have a chance.

Anyone who loves animals and is willing to donate their time, providing lots of tender love and care. Retirees, homemakers, people who work at home or have flexible work schedules all would be good candidates for this program.

Your daily responsibilities are to provide a clean, safe environment for your ​foster pet. Foster families are responsible for ​keeping supplies needed on-hand. Food, medication and other needed items will be supplied.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending an orientation, please contact the Director of Volunteer Services at  [email protected] to register for an Adoption Ambassador & Foster Care Orientation.  The more Foster Care families that we have in place, the more animals we can save! You will be required to complete an authorization form allowing the HSBC to perform a multi-state criminal background check. We will ask for a $15 fee to cover the cost of the background check.

Your daily responsibilities are to provide a clean safe environment for your fosterlings. Parents are responsible for getting constant supplies needed throughout fostering but food and medicines will always be supplied (i.e. litterboxes, litter, toys, beds, etc.).

To Get Started, email [email protected]