You can help shelter animals from the comfort of your own home! Multnomah County Animal Services is recruiting volunteers to become foster caregivers to pets from our shelter. These are pets that need either a quiet place to recover from an injury or a little break from the stress of shelter life. You might be called upon to help with socialization or to give puppies and kittens a good start in preparation for their forever homes.
There are several sections in our foster program:
- Dog fostering: length of time varies depending on the situation.
- Cat URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) fostering: short term (approx. 10-14 days).
- Kitten fostering: length of time varies but may require several months.
- Other cat fostering opportunities may be available for cats who require socialization or recovery from surgery.
Have you decided you want to be a foster parent? Here's what you need to do:
1. Please read the FAQ's and Foster Pet Policy listed below.
2. Fill out the foster tab of the online Volunteer Application:
3. Lastly, email the volunteer coordinator, Melinda Hickey at email@example.com to let her know your application has been completed and to schedule a foster orientation.