Willamette Humane Society’s foster care program serves a vital role in saving lives. Each year, the shelter receives more than 8,000 animals - many in need of special care.
Foster parents provide a temporary home and care for animals that may be too young for adoption, are recovering from injury or illness, or may need some behavioral training prior to being put up for adoption. Foster homes help alleviate the stress on the shelter’s capacity, staff, and resources during critical times.
Every month, there are 100-200 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies cared for by volunteer foster families. We have an animal for every home, but often do not have enough foster homes for every animal in need. Typically, animals are in foster homes for two to 8 weeks.
Please consider opening your heart and home to a foster animal. Your commitment helps save lives and lasts a lifetime.
• Medication (if necessary)
• Collar & Tags
• Carrier or Crate
• 24-hour support phone number in case of emergency
Foster families provide:
Become a Foster Volunteer