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Please help us expand our services and find more animals loving homes by fostering a pet. The length of commitment varies from a week to several months.

We review all foster care applications to match people with the appropriate animal cases since there are animals with various foster care needs



We occasionally have animals that need extra special care. These foster animals may require exercise restriction, daily medications or medicated baths during their time in foster. Most medical fosters have their foster animals in their home for 2-4 weeks. Typical Medical Concerns foster parent duties include:​​

  • Providing a warm and loving environment for their foster pet

  • Following directions from PIYHR team/ Vet clinic on caring for your foster pet’s medical concerns

  • Administering any medications or treatments recommended by a vet, and PIYHR.


While many cats are off to their new homes within a matter of days, some need more time and patience.  We often have shy or under-socialized cats that need a quiet place to land while they learn to trust again.  Most behavior foster homes have their foster cats in their homes for 2-4 weeks.

  • Having experience with under-socialized or high arousal cats

  • Under-socialized cats: these cats typically did not receive consistent positive interactions with humans as kittens and may hiss, swat and run away from humans.

  • High arousal cats: these cats have a tendency to get overly aroused by some interactions with humans and typically do not tolerate prolonged petting.

  • Offering appropriate exercise and socialization

  • Offering their foster cat a quiet area in the home where the pet can be away from noise and activity

  • Isolating foster pets from household pets, especially in the beginning

  • Being willing to be patient with potentially slow progress


While many of dogs are off to their new homes within a matter of days, some need more time and patience.  We often have rambunctious canines that are struggling and need a structured home environment.  Most behavior fosters will have their foster dog in their home for 2-4 weeks.

  • Having experience in positive reinforcement dog training

  • Offering appropriate exercise and socialization

  • Having experience with:Highly exuberant dogs: dogs with lots of energy may also jump and mouth either trying to play or get attention.

  • Dogs with separation anxiety: dogs with separation anxiety may bark or howl, be destructive, and urinate and/or defecate in the house when left alone.

  •  Dogs with  possessive behavior: dogs with possessive behavior may show teeth, growl and snap when things that are important to the dog are touched or approached.

  • Working with large and sometimes rowdy dogs

  • Having patience to deal with housebreaking mishaps or chewing incidents

  • Understanding that many of our dogs would do best in a home without other pets or young children



Once placed with a foster dog, please complete this form within the first 48 hours. The information requested is essential and will help us create an online adoption profile for the dog. Please try your best to be as descriptive as possible; it will help us find the right forever home for them.


After completing the dog bio application, please make sure to fill out our temperament questionnaire. This will help us get a better understanding of the dog's personality and what environment they should be placed in.


For more information on fostering a dog, please review the material shared by the ASPCA.  This document provides a detailed guide for all foster parents to follow. Please know PIYHR has not changed the document's wording, and not all information applies to our foster program. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

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