menu close open event RSVP required ticketed event
Toggle Search

Become a Foster

How to Become a Foster Parent

1) Make sure you meet all of the foster guidelines:

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

  • Homeowners or renters insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Wisconsin residency and live within a 1-hour drive of a WHS Campus (Mt. Pleasant, Milwaukee, Saukville, Green Bay, or Sturgeon Bay) 
  • 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) Complete our online orientation course

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 the square-shaped icon in the bottom right corner of the video screen to enlarge.
   4. At the end of the video, a box will appear - click on the box to access the volunteer application.

3) Fill out a volunteer application

This is your third and final step to becoming a foster parent with the Wisconsin Humane Society!

The web address for our volunteer application is provided at the end of the online orientation above.
Simply click on the hyperlinked box in the video for access. 


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 onboard as a foster, 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're part of a tight knit and wise community of foster parents right here in your area.


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