Willamette Humane Society’s foster care program plays a vital role in saving lives. 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. These homes help alleviate the stress on the shelter’s capacity, staff, and resources during critical times. We have an animal for every home, but often do not have enough homes for every animal in need. Typically, animals are in foster homes for two to eight weeks.

Please consider opening your heart and home to a foster animal. You must complete the volunteer orientation prior to applying, but we can promise that your commitment helps save lives and lasts a lifetime.