Foster Program

Thank you for your interest in helping those who cannot help themselves!  Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience and it changes the lives of homeless animals in a very direct way.  Your care and kindness are repaid in rewards beyond words.


Although previous fostering experience is not required, the ideal foster care provider will have basic knowledge of animal care and training. A desire to temporarily, care for their foster animal until that animal is ready to move to a safe, loving and forever home.


The length of foster care commitment varies widely based on each animal.  Some animals may only need a couple weeks of foster care; other animals may need many months of foster care.  The length of time can depend on the animals’ circumstance or need for fostering.

How to get started:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the requirements and responsibilities for fostering.

  2. Read “Before you foster, ask yourself these questions.”

  3. Fill out a foster application.  You can find an application below, or stop by HSoP for a copy.

  4. Join our foster parent pack!  Join HSoP Foster Parent Facebook Group.

  5. When you pick up your first foster, you will fill out your ‘Animal Foster Contract” with the HSoP staff member assisting you.  


  • Foster care provider must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Volunteers must have time to care for foster animals.

  • Volunteers must have reliable transportation.

  • Volunteers must have the support of all individuals living in your home.

  • Volunteers must have consent of property owner.

  • Volunteers must read guidelines, responsibilities, complete an application, be approved to foster, and sign our foster contract.

  • Volunteers must attend a foster parent orientation.

  • Volunteers must have owned pets current on all vaccinations.

  • Volunteers must be able to separate fosters from owned animals for several days.

    • Perhaps in a spare bathroom or utility area.  A non-carpeted areas is preferable.

  • Volunteers must understand that HSoP is not responsible for any injury, damage or transmission of illness done by a foster animal in your care.

  • Volunteers must understand that HSoP has final say for adoptions and veterinary care.

  • Volunteers must understand that all animals remain the property of HSoP and the City of Moscow.

2019 E White Ave

PO Box 8847

Moscow, Idaho 83843

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