We are always looking for responsible foster homes to take in homeless or unwanted animals for a limited period of time. In general, that ranges from a few days to a few weeks. Foster homes work with dogs, teaching manners, house-training and other necessary life skills. Foster homes also provide a safe, quiet place for nursing moms and growing puppies/kittens. Foster volunteers not only save lives, they prepare pets for the best life possible.
Foster Homes are needed for:
- Adult Dogs
- Pregnant or Nursing Momma Dogs
- Puppies (usually between 5-8 weeks old)
- Pregnant or nursing Momma Cats
- Kittens (usually between 5-8 weeks old).
Foster homes are supplied with food, kennels, dog houses, bedding, litter boxes, bowls and leashes. Foster homes must commit to getting pets to the shelter on a weekly basis for exams, vaccinations, vet appointments or spay/neuter drop offs.
Foster homes are encouraged to attend IMHS off-site adoption events with their foster animal.Foster homes must commit to working with pet behavior and training issues as they arise.
If you think you can provide a foster home for an animal, please complete our on-line Foster Care Application.