Canine Foster Program

Do you want to help animals but don’t have the time to come volunteer at Harbor? Maybe you need your animal fix but cannot commit to adopting at this time? Fostering might be right for you!

Harbor Humane will equip you with the knowledge and materials you need prior to fostering, so first time fosters are welcome!

About our foster program:

Fostering is most important for our dogs that have been living in the shelter for more than 30 days. The stress on them mentally and physically can be decreased greatly by spending a single night outside of the shelter environment. Of course, you’re more than welcome to foster for as long as you like! We have foster experiences that range from a single night or long-term until adoption and everything in between!

We provide everything that you need to have a successful foster experience, so all you need to give is the love of a foster parent.

Occasionally Harbor helps out other organizations by taking in transfers. The more dogs we can get into foster, the more we can save! We especially like to have puppies fostered when initially transferred in to ensure that they are healthy and to keep them from becoming ill in the shelter environment. Puppy foster experiences generally last a week or two, depending on the health of the puppies.

If you are interested, please fill out the survey below or email behavior@harborhumane.org with any questions.