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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.  Attend 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