Become a Foster Hero
- The first step to becoming a Foster Hero is to submit a foster application!
- Make sure to sign up with an email address you check often, our foster team will send you the link to our online orientation within 48 hours!
- When a potential foster pet becomes available, we will post them to our foster plea board. All foster placements are voluntary and and after completing your online orientation you'll be able to take home any of our animals in need!
- Not sure if fostering is for you? Keep scrolling to find out more about fostering with the Pensacola Humane Society!
- Want to be involved in our foster program but cannot bring an animal home? Ask our foster team about other foster volunteer opportunities!
- See our frequently asked questions about cat and dog fostering!
- Still have questions? Contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can't foster? Check out our foster wish list!
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Foster Hero
The dog or cat you foster will recover from the stress of the shelter, heal more quickly from injury or illness, learn life skills that will make them more successful in a home, and give them the chance to thrive where they couldn't before. Fostering also allows us to learn more about the animal(s) and better pair them to their future homes! Also, by fostering, you're saving at least two lives. Not only are you providing a safe place for your foster you are opening up space at the shelter for us to take in dogs and cats that have no place to go, dogs and cats that may have been euthanized at another shelter, or dogs and cats that were otherwise at risk of danger.
CJCJ was given the opportunity to grow into a healthy and adoptable kitten thanks to the fosters that bottle fed him and kept him out of the shelter until he was ready for adoption!
Pumpkin & SpicePumpkin and Spice came to us as itty bitty babies, thanks to our fosters these girls were able to thrive and are now happy and healthy in their furever homes!
BooBoo came in underweight and depressed after his owner passed away. Now he is thriving in a foster home while waiting for his furever home
Nox & LumosNox and Lumos came in lethargic after spending too many hours away from their mom. Our foster heroes got them back on their feet and now their in their furever homes
David MeowieDavid Meowie was suffering from a URI, malnutrition and likely wouldn't have survived without such a loving and caring foster family to see him through
MannyManny went from a shut down and terrified senior dog at the shelter to an old man with spunk and personality in his foster home!
Halo & SugarHalo and Sugar are two kittens that the Pensacola Humane Society were able to help thanks to the foster that cared for them and kept them safe until they could be adopted
BucketBucket came in and struggled to handle the stress of the shelter, thanks to the foster family that took her in she is now thriving in her furever home
Joe ExoticAt the shelter Joe Exotic was terrified and hid under the kennels 24/7. In his foster home Joe came out of his shell and is now a well loved kitty!
Our Foster Programs
Our Foster Team has done the best they can to make fostering as easy and as customizable as possible! Step one was picking a foster animal(s), step two is deciding how long you want to foster them for! Click on each of the tabs below to read more about the different programs we offer and how long each one typically lasts.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fostering
- How long is the foster commitment?
- We have several programs that vary in length. While you can take a dog home just over night if you'd like we ask that you commit to taking cats home for at least two weeks because frequent environmental changes can be hard on cats.
- What does PHS provide to its fosters?
- All medical care is provided through our organization.
- We can also set you up with some supplies like food, litter, a crate, and toys to get you started on your foster journey. We'll also make sure that every foster dog goes home on a leash and collar.
- Assistance with marketing of your foster animal through our website and social media pages.
- Educational resources!
- How old do I need to be to foster?
- All applications submitted to be apart of the Pensacola Humane Society's foster program need to be submitted by someone 18 years and older.
- What types of animals need foster homes?
- All of them! We have happy healthy animals in need of a more stable environment as opposed to the shelter and we also have underage, elderly, or sick animals in need of a safe place to recover while they wait for adoption.
- Do I need to live in Pensacola to foster?
- Since the majority of our medical care is provided at our 5 N Q St location we ask that fosters live within an hours drive of this location.