Foster Volunteer FAQs

What kind of animals need foster care?

• Puppies and kittens under two months old
• Mothers with nursing litters
• Dogs and cats with medical conditions or injuries
• Special needs fosters

Can I become a foster volunteer if I have pets of my own?

Yes, we welcome pet owners as foster volunteers. Please keep in mind that there is always a health risk when exposing your pets to other animals, in any setting. However, the risk is minimal if your pets are vaccinated and in good health.

How long do animals need to stay in foster care?

The typical foster stay is two weeks to two months, depending on the needs of the individual animal(s) in your care. The timeframe of each foster situation will be discussed with you ahead of time.

What expenses are involved with foster care?

Foster families provide housing, exercise, socialization, and lots of love! The Souris Valley Animal Shelter provides all food, bedding, toys, medical care, vaccination, and medications.