Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster Parent Application: FosterParentApp

Fostering allows adoptable animals to move out of the shelter while they are waiting for their new home, opening up more space in the shelter and giving more dogs and cats a second chance at a new life! Foster volunteers open up their homes to dogs and cats in need. Foster volunteers are caring, compassionate people who want to make a difference in an animal’s life. You must live in the mid-shore area and have some familiarity with caring for animals

CCHS places healthy, adoptable animals into foster homes to open up space in the shelter. In addition, we also frequently need help fostering animals that may not do well in the shelter environment, including mothers with very young litters, orphaned puppies or kittens (that may need bottle feeding), puppies or kittens too young to be adopted, animals recovering from surgery, and shy or timid animals overwhelmed by the shelter environment that need special one-on-one socialization in a home.

CCHS will provide routine preventative medical care including spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, heartworm or FeLV/FIV tests, heartworm and flea/tick preventative. Foster parents are responsible for food, treats, toys, and so on. Foster parents must be willing to meet with potential adopters (by appointment at the shelter), and be able to release the foster pet to its new owners when the new home is found. You must also be willing to bring your foster dog to local adoption events, as your schedule permits.

There is no time limit on foster care while we attempt to find permanent homes for the animals. We do ask that the foster volunteers commit to care for their animal until a permanent home is found.