INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT?
At any given time at the Atlanta Humane Society, there are many animals that cannot be put up for adoption. In many cases, the foster pets just need to go into a foster home for a short time, and then can go back to the shelter and be adopted into a loving home.
Foster pet situations that come up frequently include: 1) upper respiratory infections, common in shelter animals, 2) pregnant dogs or cats or ones with newborns, and 3) kittens and puppies that are too small to go up for adoption.
We like to place these pets in foster care because they generally recover faster and better in a home environment. The length of time required in foster care is usually short, anywhere from a week to two months.
AHS will supply food, cat litter, medicine, and veterinary care for any animals you foster. We can usually supply you with items like crates, litter boxes, toys, etc. When the foster pets have recovered and are ready to go up for adoption, the foster parent brings the animal back to AHS to be put up for adoption.
THE AHS FOSTER CARE PROGRAM
To become a foster parent, you must first complete volunteer training. Additionally, we are required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to perform a home check.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.