We are always looking for responsible foster homes to take in animals who are homeless for a limited period of time. In general, that ranges from a few days to a few weeks.
Foster homes work with dogs and cats teaching manners, house-training, and other necessary life skills. Foster homes may also provide a safe, quiet place for nursing moms and growing puppies/kittens.
Foster volunteers not only save lives, but they also prepare pets for the best life possible.
Foster Homes are needed for:
Pregnant or Nursing Momma Dogs
Puppies (usually between newborn-10 weeks old)
Pregnant or nursing Momma Cats
Kittens (usually between newborn-8 weeks old).
Foster homes are supplied with food, kennels, dog houses, bedding, litter boxes, bowls, and leashes as needed.
Foster homes must commit to getting pets to the shelter on a weekly basis for exams, vaccinations, vet appointments, or spay/neuter drop-offs.
Fosters 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.
Note: PACFA (The government agency which regulates animal welfare agencies in Colorado) now requires all fosters to have routine home inspections. Fosters will be inspected and we need foster coordination help to do the inspections.
If you think you can provide a foster home for an animal, please complete our on-line Foster Care Application.