As the Plainfield Area Humane Society continues to grow we never want to turn away an animal. Foster caregivers save lives of orphaned puppies and kittens as well as pets who are recovering from illness or injury and need extra TLC to heal and become ready for adoption. Most PAHS pets are available for foster and we welcome fosters who can take pets for any length of time.
We need fosters the most for:
Orphaned puppies and kittens and for moms with litters. There is simply nothing cuter than tiny kittens and puppies. Foster is the perfect way to help them survive until they’re old enough to be adopted.
Pets recovering from sickness or injury.
Adult pets who have spent more than 30 days in the shelter. Most of our pets are adopted quickly, but some dogs and cats, through no fault of their own, are passed over time and time again and sometimes wait months to find a home. These ‘hidden gems’ often just need to get out of the shelter and their foster caregivers even help find them adopters!
How to foster
First fill out the application that can be found here.
You can also come to PAHS during our open hours of operation to speak with a foster coordinator and possibly take a pet home the same day (wait times will vary significantly without an appointment)!
For the DAY TRIP and PAWJAMA PARTY program, all you need to do is come up to the front adoptions counter any time during our open hours and an adoptions counselor will assist you.
What you need
For some pets, you just need to be ready to open your home to a foster pet. For pets with special medical or behavioral needs, you will receive training.
Fosters provide food and treats for their foster pets. Depending on the pet, we may send you home with toys, food, treats and/or a kennel.
If you have other pets or children at home, your foster coordinator will tell you how to safely do introductions. We have foster pets for just about every home so come meet some of the pets who need you the most.