FOSTER

Foster families play such an important role in our organization through opening their homes to pets who need a break from the shelter for one reason or another. Sometimes foster arrangements can be short term – a few days until the animal gets adopted, and in other cases, an animal may need foster for several weeks or months – all based on the needs of the individual animal. Examples of pets that are moved into foster homes include: expecting moms, neonates, animals in need of medical treatment or recovery, behavior fosters, expectant moms, neonate or orphaned animals that need regular around the clock care, hospice pets and puppy mill survivors.

 EBHS provides all the supplies a pet needs while in foster care. We need you to provide the space, time and love. You will also have the support of our staff team to ensure you have the tools and resources needed to make your foster experience a positive one for you and your foster pet.  

While owning a pet can be quite the commitment, opening your home to foster pets is the best of both worlds! Our foster homes choose which animals they are comfortable fostering, when they are available to foster and help us make the best matches for adoption based on their observations of their foster pet in their home.

How To Get Started

Interested in becoming an EBHS foster volunteer? Please follow the steps outlined below!

  1. Watch New Volunteer Orientation, Part 1
  2. Complete our Foster Volunteer Application
  3. Wait to hear from our Volunteer Program Director about your application and next steps in our foster onboarding. While you wait, please review our Foster Volunteer Handbook