What is Pet Fostering?
Pet fostering provides temporary care and housing to animals that may be too sick, stressed, young, or simply cannot be housed in the shelter. Foster volunteers open up their homes and dedicate time to caring for these pets that have high needs and sometimes have to provide round the-clock-care.
How does Fostering Pets Work?
At Nevada Humane Society (NHS), you do not need previous experience to become a foster volunteer. If you are interested in signing up to be a foster you can visit our Foster Page to fill out the interest form.
Once you have applied, our Foster Team will review your application and send you a follow-up email. After this, they invite you to join our foster base and prepare to take home your first pets! Our Foster Coordinators provide training and resources for each new person or family that decides to sign up with our Foster Program so they feel ready and prepared to take on any pet coming to stay with them.
You will be responsible for bringing your new pet residents in for things such as veterinary check-ups at the clinic, feeding them (in some cases where they are too young, they will need to be bottle fed), scheduling vaccination and spay and neuter appointments. Our Clinic Team is available as a resource and will be there to schedule appointments with you.