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Teen Foster Family

Teens can earn their required high school community service hours by partnering with a parent and becoming a Teen Foster Family. This is a foster program… but it goes a step further. Foster Families, with the teen’s help, will provide temporary homes for select dogs, cats and sometimes rabbits, which will be spayed or neutered and given their preliminary vaccinations before arriving in their temporary homes. All food and supplies needed to care for the pets are provided to you. Unlike our non-adoptable foster program, the family will help maximize their pets’ availability and exposure to potential adopters. You can put a bright orange “Adopt Me” vest on your foster dog while walking them in parks and other pet-friendly, highly visible public venues. For cats and rabbits, you can create signage, use social media and let friends, family and co-workers know you’re caring for a wonderful pet that is looking for its forever home.


Teens seeking to earn their required high school community service hours.


As a Teen Foster Family, you will earn five hours for every day the pet is at your home. In addition, you can earn hours for walking your adoptable foster dog in public with their “Adopt Me” vest on; making and hanging signs; promoting your foster pet through social media; and making phone calls and sending emails to let people know you have a loving pet that needs a home!

Once you have found the perfect home for your foster pet, the shelter will process the paperwork and the Foster Family will present the adopting family with their new loving companion. As a further reward, you’ll know that as a result of your efforts, the pet will not have to spend another day at the shelter.


For more information send an email expressing your interest to [email protected]. Commitments are accepted from a parent or guardian only please.

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