Become a DHA Foster Parent

Looking for one of the most rewarding volunteer jobs? We’ve got just the thing for you!

Foster parenting is a rewarding experience, enabling you to help our most helpless animals get a second chance as they regain health, learn to trust, and acquire social development in preparation for adoption. As a foster parent, you will provide temporary care for long or short periods of time for young animals (and in some cases their mothers), as well as sick, injured, under-socialized or animals that just need a place to go, until they can be safely returned to the shelter for adoption.

If you have children or pets in your home, you must also have an appropriate, separate area of your home where you can keep foster animals away from them as needed.

DHA will provide food, some necessary supplies (such as bedding, litter box, etc.), and medical care for all DHA foster animals. You provide love, individual attention, and a stress-free environment, as well as a willingness to work with DHA medical and behavior staff to give our foster animals the best care possible.


Thank you so much for considering being a foster parent for DHA! We are potentially seeking fosters! Any dog who still needs foster or needs new placement will be listed here: Dogs Needing Foster. Any cat who still needs foster or needs new placement will be listed here: Cats Needing Foster. Please note that we are continually responding to other fosters and potential adopters and any animal’s status could change at any time. Thank you!

Current fosters: Click below for Foster Resources and to submit an Personality Profile!

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