Adoption Centers Closed on 7/4

Butte Humane Society Cat & Dog Adoption Centers will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  We will be open for regular adoption hours on Sunday July, 5th.  

Don't forget to check out our "Let Freedom Ring" kitten special July 1- 8th!  We've got too many kittens to count that need forever homes...and they are ADORABLE!

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Foster an Animal

Butte Humane Society is dedicated to giving each animal another chance at a happy, healthy life. In many cases, fostering an animal outside of a kennel atmosphere is necessary for their optimum health and care. Please consider becoming a foster parent if you have the extra space and love to give to animals in need.



Types of animals needing fosters:

  • Mother and nursing puppies or kittens
  • Young puppies or kittens (without mothers) who are not yet old enough to be adopted (under 8 weeks old.)
  • Bottle Babies - puppies or kittens under 6 weeks old which need to be fed every 2 hrs
  • Babies or adults who are recovering from illness or surgery
  • Animals that are overly stressed or depressed
  • Fospice

Fostering may be for you, if you can answer yes to two or more of the following questions:

  • Do you love animals?
  • Have extra space in your home and extra time in your schedule?
  • Do you have prior pet care experience?
  • Are you in-between pets or thinking of adopting in the future?
  • Are you not quite ready to commit to a full time pet but would like a temporary companion in the meantime?


Foster Process:

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please follow the 

steps below:

1.  Sign up for an upcoming Foster Orientation 

2.  Prepare your home for your new Foster Animal(s)

3.  Provide love & care to your new Foster Animal(s)!


Foster Requirements

In order to become a foster parent you will need the following:

  • Written and/or verbal approval of landlord (if you are renting)
  • Provide transportation to and from BHS as needed for your foster animal
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Valid CA license and insurance
  • Ability to lift, push, carry 15-20 pounds
  • Ability to offer separation from your animals as needed

Should you have any questions, please contact foster@buttehumane.org