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Become a Foster

Thank you for your interest in becoming a life-saving foster family with WHS! Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Make sure you meet all the foster guidelines:

To become a foster parent, you must have all of the following:

  • Homeowners or renters insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Must be 18 years or older

If you have companion animals of your own at home, all must be:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • Up to date on their vaccines
  • Able to be physically separated in your home from the foster animal(s). The length of the isolation period varies based on the needs of the individual foster animal(s).

2. Watch our online orientation video

Duration: 15 minutes


   1. Make sure your speakers are turned on or headphones are plugged in.
   2. Click or tap on the video to begin playing.
   3. Click on the square-shaped icon in the bottom right corner of the video screen to enlarge.

3. Fill out the foster application

Once you've watched the orientation video above in its entirety, please submit an application

We'll get back to you as soon as we can!

4. Foster!

We can't thank you enough for your interest in fostering! The time you'll spend caring for animals in need is truly invaluable and expands our lifesaving capacity. Once you're onboarded as a foster volunteer, you'll also be invited to join a private group on Facebook so you can network with other foster parents, ask questions, trade tips, share updates, or simply boast about how great your current foster animal is doing! Though you'll be volunteering independently at home, you'll quickly realize you are part of a tight knit and wise community of dedicated foster parents.

If you have any questions about our foster program, please contact Peggy at or call 414-431-6132.