The Clinton Humane Society relies on the generosity of foster parents to provide loving and temporary homes for the dogs and cats in our program. Foster parents supply temporary housing, which helps prepare the dogs and cats for placement with their future adoptive family by giving them the opportunity to learn valuable household manners.
Additionally, foster parents help us understand each animal’s particular needs and determine the best long term placement for each dog and cat.
Foster parents maximize the number of pets who can be saved by playing an indispensable role in preparing pets for their future homes. It is a truly rewarding way to help an animal in need. Each time a pet stays at a foster parent’s home, we are able to learn more about the pets personalities; their likes/dislikes, their optimal living environment, as well as any potential issues or quirks that we may need to address. The dogs benefit immensely from the individual attention, affection, socialization and additional exposure to the public that foster homes offer. In addition, fostering is the best way for potential adopters to get to know a particular dog better without any commitment until they find that perfect match!
Puppies and kittens require extra love, attention, and structure as well as longer term foster care. Puppy fostering is a great way to discover whether or not you are ready for the responsibility of raising a young dog. Periodically we need kitty foster parents to provide a little extra love and attention.
To get started as a foster parent please complete the Foster Application.
Application will open in new window, please download, complete, and return.
When completed please return by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Ave Clinton, IA