Become a
Foster Hero

Fostering a pet from The Highland Humane Society is a rewarding experience that makes a huge difference in the lives of animals waiting for their forever homes. By becoming a foster caregiver, you provide a temporary, loving environment for pets in need, helping them become more adoptable by giving them care, love, and a chance to adapt to a home setting.
Join Our Pet Fostering Program at The Highland Humane Society

How to Start Fostering:


  • Fill Out Our Foster Application: Provide us with necessary details about your situation and preferences.
  • Approval Process: We'll perform necessary checks and match you with a pet that suits your home environment and fostering capabilities.
  • Welcome Your Foster Pet: Provide a nurturing temporary home and help prepare them for a successful adoption.


By signing the application, you confirm the truthfulness of your information and give us permission to conduct the necessary checks.

Why Foster?


Fostering is not just about helping pets; it's about making a difference in the community. You'll play a crucial role in an animal's life, offering them a second chance while freeing up space at our shelter for other animals in need.


Join Our Fostering Family Today and Make a Difference in an Animal's Life. Your Love and Care as a Foster Parent Can Pave the Way to a Pet's Happy Forever Home.

Who Can Foster?


  • Whether you own your home or rent, you can become a foster caregiver. We just need to confirm your housing situation to ensure a safe environment for the foster pet.
  • All types of pet lovers are encouraged to foster. We assess your current pet situation, including the number and types of pets you already have, to find a foster pet that will fit seamlessly into your home.

What We Need to Know:


  • Your contact information and housing details.
  • Information about your current pets, including their names, ages, breeds, vaccination status, and whether they are spayed or neutered.
  • Your vet's contact information for a reference check.

Types of Animals You Can Foster:


While we mostly have cats and dogs, occasionally, we may need foster homes for other types of animals. You can indicate which types of animals you are willing to foster.


Fostering Commitments:


You can choose the type of fostering you are interested in (e.g., short-term, long-term, emergency care, etc.) and how long you are willing to provide a foster home.




All fosters must watch the Basic Foster Orientation Video. To foster special needs animals (sick, injured, pregnant, mother & babies) you must watch then watch the specialized orientations for Cats & Kittens or Dogs & Puppies.