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 foster@ghhs.org
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 foster@ghhs.org
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Others

Rilee

Tan/None Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)/Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3 years, 4 months

Hi there, I'm Rilee! I'm a bit new here, but here is what the staff know about me... I'm a sweet, sweet girl who loves attention and I'm very well-mannered on a leash. I do have a knack for digging, so I may need to be watched when I'm outside. Stay tuned for more updates about me!

Diggy

Red/Mahogany/White Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4 years, 1 months

Hi! I'm Diggy. I'm a playful guy who'd love a fun-tastic family to adopt me. I am a bit of an escape artist so I need a secure yard to keep me safe. Unfortunately I am heartworm positive but have started my treatment. The GHHS staff is still getting to know me so please check back soon.

Bazil

Tan/None Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)/Bloodhound

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5 years, 0 months

Bazil here! I'm your typical, run-of-the-mill hound; I love to sniff and I'll just love you!! In return for all the love I give you, I just ask one thing of you... please keep me safe from the thunder! I'm very scared of loud noises. I'm fairly well-mannered on a leash and would love to learn more things! Unfortunately I am heartworm positive but have started my medication. Please feel free to see a staff member if you're interested in me or you have questions about my heartworm treatment.

Pritchett

White/Tan Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Large)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 5 months

Hiya! I'm Pritchett! I'm a very social boy who loves people! I do good with other dogs, but I get a bit scared when they don't react very nice. I am a gentleman on a leash and can't wait to have a family of my own! I was transferred in from another shelter and was there since March, I really hope I get the exposure I deserve for being such a good boy!!

Mork

Tan/Black Male Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 6 months

Hi! I'm Mork. My sister and I were rescued from a bad situation and now we're ready for a new life. We're around 6 months old and will probably be med/large as adults. We're very sweet and love attention. Could you be our new family?

Mindy

Blond/None Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 6 months

Hi! I'm Mindy. My brother and I were rescued from a bad situation and now we're ready for a new life. We're around 6 months old and will probably be med/large as adults. We're very sweet and love attention. Could you be our new family?

Honey

Brown/None Female Dog

Breed:
Chihuahua

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 12 years, 0 months

Hi! I am a sweet older gal looking for a quiet place to lay about. I am the perfect lap dog, however I am content to lounge by myself on the couch or bed. I am friendly. I like belly rubs. I am house and pad trained.

Lola

Black/None Female Dog

Breed:
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1 years, 0 months

Hello! I am new to GHHS. The staff is getting to know me a bit before going into to full detail! :D Check with the staff about me!

Imperial

Orange Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5 years, 5 months

My name is Imperial! I was one of the cats that was rescued from the hoarding case. I'm slowly getting used to human interaction and I'm a sucker for scratches behind my ears! I just want to be loved by a family of my own, but I will need someone willing to give me time before I open up completely.

Stevie Nicks

Black/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5 years, 3 months

Stand Back! I'm Stevie Nicks. I'm a fluffy girl who is looking for a new family. I'm not much of a lap cat but I do love to be pet and enjoy having my belly scratched. Even though I'm an indoor cat I'm quite fond of watching the wildlife though a window. So "Stop dragging my heart around" and consider adopting me!

Canyon

Buff Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3 years, 8 months

Meet CANYON. This boy is so sweet. He's quick to make friends and loves to be petted. Canyon is FIV+...which we like to say is...no big thang!!! (FIV {feline immunodeficiency virus} is not passed by sharing food or water dishes, grooming each other, litter boxes, mock fighting, scratches, or even sneezes. FIV is mainly passed from cat to cat through deep bite wounds, the kind that usually occur outdoors during aggressive fights and territorial disputes - the perfect reason to keep this sweet boy inside. FIV is NOT transmissible to humans. And a good diet, safe environment, and regular vet checkups will give your FIV+ kitty the best chance to live a long healthy life.) Canyon is three years old and a beautiful ginger buff. He has super plushy fur and adorable chubby cheeks. He's just a great cat!!!

Viktor

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5 years, 3 months

Just look at this handsome dude. VIKTOR!!! He is a cuddly, super friendly kitty who loves to be petted and adores human companionship. Viktor is a special boy, in a unique situation. He is both FIV+ and FeLV+. A double whammy. FIV+ is...no big thang!!! FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) is not passed by sharing food or water dishes, grooming each other, litter boxes, mock fighting, scratches, or even sneezes. FIV is mainly passed from cat to cat through deep bite wounds, the kind that usually occur outdoors during aggressive fights and territorial disputes - the perfect reason to keep this sweet boy inside. FIV is NOT transmissible to humans or dogs. FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus), on the other hand, is contagious and CAN be passed to other cats though saliva, blood, and to some extent urine and feces. Grooming and fighting seem to be the most common ways to spread the infection. FeLV is NOT transmissible to humans or dogs. Because Viktor is FeLV+ he needs to be adopted into a home with no other cats, or with other FeLV+ kitties. While he is currently healthy, care must be taken to protect him from any secondary infections (URI, UTI, etc...) that might overwhelm his compromised immune system. He is five years old and ready for a loving home. If you don't have a cat and need a cat - this IS the cat for you!!!!

Keely

Calico Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 5 years, 2 months

Meet KEELY. She is very friendly and quick to make friends. She has a limp right paw which gives her a distinctive gimp when she walks. She in not in any pain. KEELY is FIV+...which we like to say...is no big thang!!! (FIV {feline immunodeficiency virus} is not passed by sharing of food or water dishes, grooming each other, litter boxes, mock fighting, scratches, or even sneezes. FIV is mainly passed from cat to cat through deep bite wounds, the kind that usually occur outdoors during aggressive fights and territorial disputes - the perfect reason to keep this sweet girl inside. FIV is NOT transmissible to humans. And a good diet, safe environment, and regular vet checkups will give your FIV+ kitty the best chance to live a long healthy life.) KEELY is five years old. She is a gorgeous fluffy puff ball of calico fur. If you are looking for beautiful kitty and a wonderful companion - contact us and ask for KEELY.

Tessa

Tortoise Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 2 months

Hi, I'm Tessa. I have opened up so much since I have been here, I used to hide in a corner and shy away from people. Look at me now though, out and about and showing off my beauty! Unfortunately, I am FIV positive, meaning that my immune system isn't the best. This cannot be spread to humans, but it can be spread to other cats. Thus, I would do best as an only cat, or in a household with other cats with FIV. This also means I need to be an indoor cat and an indoor cat only. I am still full of love and have so much affection in store for my future fur-ever home!!

Emery

Orange Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 2 months

Sorry! I'm currently putting paw and pen together writing my autobiography!

Yang

White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 7 months

Yang here, I was rescued along with a few other cats from a hoarding situation and brought here for a fresh start in life. Human contact is very new to me so please give me time to open up and show you who I really am!

Yin

Black Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 7 months

Yin here! I was rescued from a hoarding situation with a couple of my buddies and would love a house of my own! This environment and all this new attention is new to me, so I'm a bit stressed. Please allow for me to get used to this new place and really open up!

Zen

Grey/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 7 months

Meet ZEN. This precious girl was rescued from a hoarding situation. She starts off a little shy but clearly loves her chin and ears to be petted and scratched. She warms up quickly and turns up her lovely low purr. Zen is a beautiful slate gray with snowy white accents. Her gray nose is just adorable. She has a certain "Siamese look about her, with her prominent muzzle, large ears, and slim body. So graceful and....well....zen like. She is 7 months old and fully vetted. If you want this sweet beauty to keep you company - contact us and ask about ZEN.

Tygra

Tortoise Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 1 months

Meet TYGRA. This pretty girl is friendly and sweet. She loves to be petted and loves attention. She might have some of that infamous, sassy "tortie-tude but so far she's been on her best behavior. Tygra is a gorgeous tortoiseshell, with unique markings of cream/rust on dark, shiny fur. She has big, beautiful, green eyes that don't miss a thing. She is about two years old and ready to settle down. If you are interested in this unique girl, contact us and ask about Tygra.

Mari

Orange/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 2 months

Sorry! I'm currently putting paw and pen together writing my autobiography!

Galaxy

Grey/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Medium Hair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 2 months

Meet Galaxy! This boy is both shy and sweet. He is a little timid and a little bit curious. Just precious. Galaxy is a fluffy boy. Just look at the long fur in his ears. He's a beautiful silver tabby. He's about two months old and is ready for his own home. Fill out an application on our website. Be quick - this boy is going to go fast!!!!!!

Houdini

Silver/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 4 years, 0 months

My name is Houdini. I'm a sweet guy but I like my space. I prefer to do things on my terms..."What cat doesn't, right?" Unfortunately I am prone to bladder stones and had surgery to have them removed. To prevent future stones from developing I do require a specific diet. Please feel free to talk to a staff member if you're interested in me or if you have more questions.

Turquoise

Calico Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 0 months

Hello, I'm Turquoise! I was brought in with my kittens and now that they've all been adopted, I'm ready for my forever home! I have come such a long way since I got to GHHS. I was lunging at the staff whenever they tried to clean my cage, but I've learned that people aren't that scary anymore. Please give me some time though, I'm still a bit nervous!!

Arabella

Brown Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 6 years, 0 months

Just look at this beauty! Meet ARABELLA! This lovely girl was surrendered because her owner had medical issues and could no longer keep her. She is friendly and sweet. A bit of a talker...;-D Arabella is a big, fluffy puff ball!!! Just look at her glorious mane!!! And her eyes are big green gems. She might have some Maine Coon in her. She is six years old and ready to be in a home of her own again. If you are interested in Arabella, visit the our website (ghhs.org) and fill out an application.

Margie

Black Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Longhair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 13 years, 0 months

I'm new here at GHHS. Please check back soon to learn more about me.

Orca

Black/White Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 5 months

I'm Orca, I'm a sweet kitten who's around 6 months old. I'm new here so I'm still a little on the shy side. Please check back soon to learn more about me.

Bow-tie

Black/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 6 months

I'm Bow-tie, I'm a sweet kitten who's around 6 months old. I'm new here so I'm still a little on the shy side. Please check back soon to learn more about me.

Piano

Black/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 5 months

I'm Piano, I'm a sweet kitten who's around 6 months old. I'm new here so I'm still a little on the shy side. Please check back soon to learn more about me.

Kala

Brown/Orange Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1 years, 0 months

Hi! I'm Kala. I'm sweet but a bit shy. I'm new here at GHHS so please check back soon to learn more about me.

Velma

Grey/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3 years, 0 months

Hi! I'm new here at GHHS. I'm a sweet girl but I do prefer to be an only cat. I'm still getting used to my new surroundings so please check back soon to learn more about me.

Daphne

Grey/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 3 years, 0 months

Hi! I'm new here at GHHS. I'm still getting used to my new surrounding so please check back soon to learn more about me.

Melody

Calico Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 2 years, 0 months

Melody is a sweet girl who is looking for a loving new home. She's still new here at GHHS so please check back soon to learn more about her.

Kadence

White/Brown Male Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 1 months

Hi! I'm Kadance. I'm a cute kitty who is looking for a paw-some new family.

Lydia

Grey/None Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1 years, 9 months

I'm Lydia. I'm a beautiful girl who is looking for a loving new home. I was recently a mom, my kittens are weaned now and I'm ready to be a pet. I'm still new here at GHHS so please check back soon to learn more about me.

Livvy

Calico/None Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 2 months

Livvy is a sweet, little kitten who is looking for a loving new home. I'm still new here at GHHS so please check back soon to learn more about me.

LeeLee

Grey/White Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 2 months

Leelee is a sweet, little kitten who is looking for a loving new home. I'm still new here at GHHS so please check back soon to learn more about me.

Nala Duchess

Grey Female Cat

Breed:
Domestic Shorthair

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 12 years, 0 months

I'm new here at GHHS. I'm a sweet older girl who is looking for a quiet new home. I prefer a famliy with no young children or rambunctious dogs. Please check back soon to learn more about me.

Pigglesworth

Brown/None Male Guinea Pig

Breed:
Teddy

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 1 years, 8 months

Hi! I'm Pigglesworth. My buddy and I were rescued from a hoarding situation and are ready for a new home. We're a bit shy still but with lots of TLC we'll warm up to you quickly. We love our veggies and make cute squeaks when we hear the fridge door open. We are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.

Kevin Bacon

Brown/None Male Guinea Pig

Breed:
American

Status: Available For Adoption

Age: 0 years, 8 months

Hi! I'm Kevin Bacon. My buddy and I were rescued from a hoarding situation and are ready for a new home. We're a bit shy still but with lots of TLC we'll warm up to you quickly. We love our veggies and make cute squeaks when we hear the fridge door open. We are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.

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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