The Foster Care Program is a program through which families provide temporary homes for animals that are not yet ready for adoption. Through this program, several animals are able to have a second chance to find their forever homes.

 

WHAT ANIMALS GO INTO FOSTER CARE?

Kittens under 2.0 pounds

Puppies under 2.0 pounds

Nursing mothers

Animals recovering from illness or surgery

Animals who need to gain weight

Animals who require socialization

Animals with behavior issues

 

WHAT DOES BHS PROVIDE?

Food and bowls

Bedding

Crates, kennels and carrier

Litter box and litter

Medical care

Leash and Collar (if needed)

All medical supplies will be covered through BHS

All we ask of you is to provide a safe and stable temporary home for the animal until he/she is returned to the shelter. 

HOW LONG DO ANIMALS STAY IN FOSTER CARE?

The duration varies depending on case and the animals needs. The average time is 3 - 8 weeks. 

You are able to bring animals back early if needed, however we would like the foster homes to be commited prior to taking on the animal.

IF I HAVE MY OWN ANIMALS, CAN I FOSTER?

Yes, but it is always a health risk to expose your animals to fosters.

We ask that if you foster cats/kittens or nursing mothers, you keep them in a separate room.

The health risk is minimal if your animals are current on vaccinations and enjoy a healthly lifestyle.

Owned animals must be current on vaccinations and licensed before fostering.

HOW DO I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT?

Come in to the shelter and complete a foster application.

Allow the shelter manager to visit your home before fostering.