Foster a Pet

Fostering is a rewarding and enriching experience that provides pets with a loving, temporary home while they’re waiting to be adopted or while their owners are experiencing housing insecurity, hospitalization or other personal crisis.

Schedule and time commitments range from a couple of days to several months depending on the pet. Pet foster parents will receive more information about available fosters and can commit to taking pets home based on their schedule and comfort level. To learn more about our current foster parents, check out our Foster Spotlight.

Become a Pet Foster Parent

We’re currently looking for new foster parents. If you’re interested and over 18, follow these three steps to get the process started.

Step 1

Watch our video to learn more about our organization and volunteer program, and check out our vision for the future to help you decide whether volunteering at Seattle Humane is the right fit for you.  

Step 2

Be sure to review the overall foster position description.

Step 3

Apply to be a foster parent for cats, dogs, or small animals! Once you’ve submitted your application keep an eye on your email. We’ll reach out via email within a few business days with the status of your application. If you’re accepted as a foster, that email will contain more information on next steps.


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