When an animal arrives at the WCHS that is not quite ready for adoption, we rely heavily on our foster care volunteers. This special group of individuals opens not only their hearts, but also their homes, providing animals with the care and attention they need. Our ability to place animals in foster care is essential to our goal of providing a second chance to as many companion animals as possible
Click here to fill out a foster care application!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is foster care?
Foster care is a way to help animals currently residing at the shelter by caring for them temporarily in your own home until they are ready to come back to the shelter to be placed up for adoption.
What types of animals benefit from foster care?
Here are a few reasons animals require fostering:
- Animals recovering from an illness or injury in need of a calm, quiet place to recuperate
- Animals in need of socialization or a little extra attention
- Animals who are nursing
- Animals who are too young to be adopted
- Animals needing to put on weight
- Animals that are depressed and need a change of scenery