Foster families are an integral part of our life-saving program. We rely on dedicated foster homes for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, livestock, birds, and any other abused or neglected animal that comes into our care who are not quite ready for adoption, need medical treatment or just need a break from shelter life. Fostering is fun and free! We provide all of the supplies you need, you provide the love.

If you’ve been missing a furry friend in your life but aren’t ready to adopt, becoming a temporary foster home is a perfect solution! Foster families provide much needed socialization time for our animals and have more time to learn each individual animal’s personality which helps us place them in the perfect forever home when they return to our shelter.

Foster homes provide: 

  • A safe, loving environment.

  • Transportation to and from a local vet for booster appointments, vet checks, or adoption events.

  • Reports on health and behavior traits to help place them in the perfect future home.


Thank you for choosing to adopt from HSHC! If you are interested in adopting, you can begin the process by completing an adoption application. A volunteer will be in touch shortly after we receive your paperwork. Our goal is to match the right pet with the right person, answer any questions you may have, and make certain that all of the animals in our care find their forever home.

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