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Cheyenne - fostered in 2013 and 14

for socialization

The foster care provider in turn supplies the foster animal with a safe and comfortable environment, opportunities to socialize and transportation to medical care when needed.  The foster care provider must also make the animal available for adoption site visits, making sure the animal is clean and ready for pick up by HSHC staff.

Bam Bam - fostered in 2014 while

recovering from a severe leg fracture

and heartworm treastment

Fostering is a collaborative effort.  The Humane Society of Harris County’s (HSHC) goal is to keep an animal in foster care for no more than 8 weeks unless there is a medical condition requiring a longer recovery.  During that time the HSHC will be responsible for the animal’s food and medical care as well as taking the animal out to adoption sites and advertising its’ availability for adoption.

Bones - fostered in 2013 while recovering from malnutrition

but beware you may fall in love

Fostering a Pet is Rewarding

Our foster homes fill a critical need for the society. Foster care providers not only allow us to care for more animals, but also give those animals a more social and loving setting in which to live while awaiting their permanent home.

Fostering Saves Lives

Special Foster Providers needed for puppies and small dogs

Young puppies and new mother’s with litters are particularly at risk if in a municipal facility or out on their own. Currently HSHC’s shelter facility has limited space to take in these animals and it is difficult to socialize them. Foster providers who will take in these animals are in critical demand. If you have the time and space for these animals in need please consider this. The rewards are immeasurable.


Hamilton, Georgia