Help us save more lives! Become a foster!

If you are unable to adopt or donate but still want to get involved and save the lives of animals, fostering is a great way to start! Fosters are volunteers who provide temporary living arrangements for pets in need. By opening up your home, you are giving us the space we need to take in more animals. Our greatest need for fosters is with our feline friends. However, we do need fosters for dogs and puppies. Still interested? You can find all of the information you will need about fostering below!

Steps to becoming a foster:

  1. Fill out our foster application
    1. Cat foster application
    2. Dog foster application
  2. Wait for your approval email to schedule a quick chat to answer any questions you have.
    1. Please be sure to check your junk email! If it has been a few days and you have not received a response, please message us on Facebook and we’ll check on the status for you
  3. Start saving lives!
    1. We’ll add you to our chat channel so you can ask questions, receive support from other fosters, and coordinate pickup of your new fosters!

What do I need to become a foster?

Typically, we provide all supplies needed, you just need to have a home and some love! We cover all veterinary care and will always do our best to make sure you are fully stocked on any supplies or materials you might need. Please note, however that we run solely on donations and supplies are subject to availability. We greatly appreciate foster parents who help us out tremendously by purchasing some of the needed supplies! For the safety and health of your foster babies and your own furbabies, we may ask that you keep your fosters separated from your personal pets. This could be a spare bedroom or even a spare bathroom!

Some tips for being the best foster you can be!

  • Take this time to introduce your foster to new things and help them prepare for life in a furever home. Things like crate training, car rides, leash walking, and basic manners (of course depending on what animal you foster) will make them more suitable for a home and less likely to be returned
  • Don’t forget to advertise! You have the unique opportunity to see what your foster is really like. Take lots of pictures and videos for us to share and be sure to tell everyone you know that the foster animal you have in your home is available for adoption and where they can go to adopt!
  • Never be afraid to ask questions or ask us for help! We are here to make sure you have the best possible experience fostering, and we never want you to feel alone or unsure!

Contact Us:
1740 W Gordon St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-247-3266
info@humanesocietyofvaldosta.org

The Humane Society of Valdosta in Lowndes County serves as the parent organization for programs that advocate and take action to benefit those who cannot speak for themselves. Our ultimate goal is to merit a “No Kill” status for our community and stay the course in providing homes to homeless pets.

Hours Of Operation

Open by appointment only. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application and we’ll contact you to schedule a meet and greet!

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