...a non-profit 501(c)3 all volunteer animal rescue organization assisting shelters

Foster Volunteers

Our fosters are special people who are ready to volunteer their time to help save an animal's life when the animal shelter facilities are full. Your foster dog or cat may be in your foster care for a few weeks or even a few months, depending on the needs of the animal.

You can help us by giving a rescued animal a temporary home - feeding, grooming, socializing and training them, and medicate (if needed).

We will pay for the necessary veterinary care and medicine your animal needs during its stay in foster care (services only at our vet clinic partners). Foster volunteers will be responsible for providing food, time, and tender loving care. As donations start coming in, we will also help with providing food and supplies. Before an animal goes home, they will need to be spayed/neutered and microchipped if services are needed.

With your help, we will post your written pet's description and photograph on Petfinder.com. Writing good descriptions of your foster animal and taking clear photos will help them find great homes! Your animal will have the option to meet potential adopters at adoption events or festivals. We would appreciate it if you can transport your animal to the events.

To be a Foster Volunteer:

Our foster parents must be able to provide a safe, loving and stable environment for the foster animal. Experience with dog/cat behavioral or medical issues is a plus, but is not necessary. A yard with a fence is preferrable but not mandatory. Your foster animal will need exercise, so please keep this in mind.

Because of our limited volunteers, we ask foster parents to transport their foster animal to and from veterinary appointments, adoption events, etc. or make the necessary arrangements to do so.

To learn more about our foster volunteer program, please email our foster coordinators, Shannon Vogler & Jonathan Little, at shannon-jonathan@furkidz911.org.


We have a handy Foster Reference Handbook that may help provide you more information. It may be a bit lengthy, but it can be used for reference in the future.

Click Foster Reference Handbook to view