FOSTER

give an animal a loving home

Reasons to Foster

Your generosity will provide young and old, injured and sick, abused and under socialized dogs and cats a chance to grow or heal before finding their forever homes. Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family ‐ you can feel good knowing you have helped save an animal’s life. Even better, you’ve created space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless animals. Fostering increases an animal’s chance of adoption as they are being socialized and cared for in a home environment.

Fostering is NOT pre-adopting. All foster animals will return to the shelter to find their forever homes.

If you’ve got any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Foster Coordinator at [email protected]
Animal Foster Candidate

Reasons that GHHS will place an animal in foster care include:

  • Young age or weight gain
  • Socialization
  • Wound healing or minor injuries
  • URI (upper respiratory infection)
  • Heartworm treatment
  • And other illnesses/injuries at GHHS’s discretion
How it works
  • The Foster Care Coordinator will email you when an animal is in need of foster care.
  • If that pet that is a good match for your household and lifestyle, simply respond to the email.
  • Foster assignments are usually for two-week periods, though the assignment may be extended if medically necessary.
  • Canine Heartworm Treatment assignments are three months or longer.
  • GHHS will provide all necessary supplies, medications and food needed for the foster term.
  • The Foster Care Manager and Director of Animal Care will be available to answer questions or assist with behavioral and medical issues.
  • At the end of the foster assignment, return the animal at a scheduled time, and we’ll find them a home!

Steps to Foster:

  1. Complete the online foster inquiry form below. Be sure to upload the foster application PDF you filled out in step 1.
  1. Attend a volunteer orientation session at GHHS. This ensures our foster parents and animals are prepared for their new living arrangements.
Foster Inquiry Form

Please fill out the contact form below, and the Foster Care Coordintor will be in touch soon. Be sure to upload your Foster Application PDF

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
All Foster Candidates must attend a Volunteer Orientation
The next volunteer orientation dates & times are:

Saturday, 1/4/2020

Thursday, 1/9/2020

Thursday, 1/16/2020

Saturday, 1/18/2020

Thursday, 1/23/2020

Thursday, 1/30/2020

Saturday, 2/1/2020

Thursday, 2/6/2020

Thursday, 2/13/2020

Saturday, 2/15/2020

Thursday, 2/20/2020

Thursday, 2/27/2020

Thursday, 3/5/2020

Saturday, 3/7/2020

Thursday, 3/12/2020

Thursday, 3/19/2020

Saturday, 3/21/2020

Thursday, 3/26/2020

Thursday, 4/2/2020

Saturday, 4/4/2020

Thursday, 4/9/2020

Thursday, 4/16/2020

Saturday, 4/18/2020

Thursday, 4/23/2020

Thursday, 4/30/2020

Saturday, 5/2/2020

Thursday, 5/7/2020

Thursday, 5/14/2020

Saturday, 5/16/2020

Thursday, 5/21/2020

Thursday, 5/28/2020

Thursday, 6/4/2020

Saturday, 6/6/2020

Thursday, 6/11/2020

Thursday, 6/18/2020

Saturday, 6/20/2020

Thursday, 6/25/2020

To RSVP for a spot please click here or the button below.
Once you’ve completed each step above, your name will be added to our Foster Candidate database, and we’ll contact you when we have an animal which will be a good fit for your home.
If you’ve got any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Foster Coordinator at [email protected]
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Others

Fall ( Buddy )

Brown/White Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Midas

Brown/None Male Dog

Breed:
Pinscher, Doberman

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3

Gerald

Black/Chocolate Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Stella

Black/None Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Queen

Blue/White Female Dog

Breed:
Terrier, American Pit Bull

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3

Ruger

Black/White Male Dog

Breed:
Pointer, German Shorthaired

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5

Loki

Black/Brown Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 9

Ferris

White/Brown Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4

Navy

White/Brown Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Gypsy

Silver/Grey Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Anya

Black/Brown Female Dog

Breed:
Shepherd, German

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5

Vader

Black/None Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4

Wrangler

Black/White Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Faith

Brown/Tan Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Egor

Tan/None Male Dog

Breed:
Terrier, Yorkshire, Yorkie

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Gabby

Tan/None Female Dog

Breed:
Terrier, Yorkshire, Yorkie

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Delta

Brown/White Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Rho

Brown/White Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Zeta

Brown/White Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Credence

Grey Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 9

Peter Parker

Orange Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Silvermound

Grey Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Imperial

Orange Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Rhaegar

White/Black Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Moby

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 12

Stevie Nicks

Black/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Cat Stevens

Grey/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6

Versailles

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Hider

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 7

Hyde

Black/Grey Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Oliver

Brown Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4

Jekyll

Grey/Black Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Canyon

Buff Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4

Viktor

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5

Charlie

Black/Orange Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Awaiting Spay/Neuter - In Foster

Age: 2

Cyan

Flame/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1

Toby

Grey/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Tommy

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4

Allie

Black/Brown Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 9

Margo

Tortoise Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Medium Hair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3

Gustave

Grey/Brown Male Guinea Pig

Breed:
Teddy

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3

Ruby

White/None Female Guinea Pig

Breed:
American

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2

Bella

Brown/White Unknown Guinea Pig

Breed:
American

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3

The next volunteer orientation dates & times are:

Saturday, 1/4/2020

Thursday, 1/9/2020

Thursday, 1/16/2020

Saturday, 1/18/2020

Thursday, 1/23/2020

Thursday, 1/30/2020

Saturday, 2/1/2020

Thursday, 2/6/2020

Thursday, 2/13/2020

Saturday, 2/15/2020

Thursday, 2/20/2020

Thursday, 2/27/2020

Thursday, 3/5/2020

Saturday, 3/7/2020

Thursday, 3/12/2020

Thursday, 3/19/2020

Saturday, 3/21/2020

Thursday, 3/26/2020

Thursday, 4/2/2020

Saturday, 4/4/2020

Thursday, 4/9/2020

Thursday, 4/16/2020

Saturday, 4/18/2020

Thursday, 4/23/2020

Thursday, 4/30/2020

Saturday, 5/2/2020

Thursday, 5/7/2020

Thursday, 5/14/2020

Saturday, 5/16/2020

Thursday, 5/21/2020

Thursday, 5/28/2020

Thursday, 6/4/2020

Saturday, 6/6/2020

Thursday, 6/11/2020

Thursday, 6/18/2020

Saturday, 6/20/2020

Thursday, 6/25/2020

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