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Fostering at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is an important part of our work to keep animals healthy and ready for adoption into loving families. Through our Foster Program, these special kind of volunteers keep our shelter pets in their own home for a period of time, ranging in several days to eight weeks. Then, when these animals are ready, our foster families send them off, best paw forward, to go into Adoptions and find their forever home.
If you’re interested in becoming a Foster volunteer, please complete the application below.
This special program gives our shelter pets a chance to spend the holidays out of the shelter kennels and into warm and loving homes. All you have to do is complete the necessary foster application on this page, and then pick out an adoptable pet you want to take home with you for the holidays!
Ultimately, we hope this seasonal fostering program will help find permanent homes for our shelter pets. This is a great opportunity for a "test run" with your family and other pets to see if you can provide a forever home for your foster. You can also introduce your foster to your friends, family, and neighbors to help facilitate an adoption. At the very least, it's an incredible opportunity to get our homeless pets out of the shelter for this special season!
Pet pickups will begin on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 am, and will continue through Sunday, Dec. 22, ending at 4 pm. Any pets not adopted or otherwise finding a forever home during the holidays will need to be returned by 3:30 pm on Jan. 5.
You can pick up an adoptable pet at any of our three adoption centers:
We ask that foster families provide their own food bowls, bedding, and toys for their foster pet, however we are able to assist when needed.
To view the pets currently available for adoption, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster care volunteer for Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's shelter pets. The following outlines the terms and conditions that apply to any foster contracts. In any foster case, you will be required to sign a legally binding contract confirming your acceptance of the terms, conditions and requirements prior to receiving the animal(s). It is imperative you understand and adhere to the terms, and resolve any concerns or questions prior to entering into the contract with the HSTC Foster Manager, or consult with your attorney. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in legal action or disqualification as a foster care volunteer.
NOTE: If it is necessary for you to take the foster animal(s) to Palm City Animal Clinic or Pet Emergency, you must bring the Foster Contract showing the animal's ID number and description and the shelter medical history to the appointment. If you fail to do so you will be responsible for those charges and will not be reimbursed by HSTC.
As a Foster volunteer, your compassionate care for shelter animals is essential to the mission of HSTC. We thank you for your commitment to the animals, compliance with these rules and procedures and loving care for these pets.
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