Help us save more dogs by providing a foster home. We need your help!
Note: If you are interested in fostering cats/kittens, please fill out the regular Volunteer Application.
Cats are smaller and can be left alone for longer periods of time; therefore, they have fewer requirements to foster.
The below information for what the foster home provides vs. what we provide is true for both dogs and cats.
What a Foster Home Provides
A safe, loving environment for an animal awaiting adoption
Transportation to and from veterinarian and adoption site
What HSWA Provides
Food and bowls
Doghouse or kennel
Frontline or advantage
Training and behavioral support
Transportation, if needed
1. Foster families must have a fenced yard (or else be able to walk the dog on a leash at least 4 times a day).
2. If the dog will stay outdoors, there must be a proper doghouse (with hay in cold weather).
3. Fresh water must be available at all times.
4. If you already have a dog, consider carefully whether it will accept the newcomer.
5. If you already have a cat, will it be endangered?
6. Will you be able to spend some time with the dog every day?
7. Dog feces should be scooped and disposed of daily.
8. Does everyone in the family want to foster?