Foster / Volunteer

Foster Program

Why foster?

Fostering is a terrific way to help save a life. Through fostering, kennel space is freed up, which allows us to help more animals. By fostering, you will get to know that animal’s personality. This will help us when it comes to placing them into a permanent, loving home.

Since the foster program was initiated, over 1,000 lives have been saved. These are the lives of those who are:

  • Too young to be adopted
  • Recovering from illness, injury or surgery
  • Needing a break from kennel life

How can you help?

Download and complete the following foster application.

What are the application requirements?

  1. 21 years of age or older
  2. Own your home or provide landlord approval
  3. All current pets are 100 percent up to date on all vaccines, such as feline distemper, rabies, canine distemper/parvo and kennel cough.
  4. Provide veterinarian contact information. We need to verify that all pets in your home are up to date on vaccinations. This is for the safety of the pets in your home. No guarantees can be made toward the health of foster pets coming out of the shelter environment.

We cover all food, medical and supply expenses. You provide the love, nurturing and training to help them find their loving forever homes!

For more information, email grace@cofpets.com


Foster Success Stories

Victus Success Story

Victus

Victus was born part of a litter of six to a feral mom. The mom didn’t have any mothering instincts. Although we tried saving all six, she is the only one that survived. She has been bottle fed since day one and has somehow managed to survive. Here she is at one month old. Without foster care, she may have left this world too soon as well.

Vex and Brianna Success Story

Vex and Brianna

Vex and Brianna, brother and sister, were too young to adopt out. They also had upper respiratory infections. Through foster care, they have survived and have been successfully adopted. Otherwise, they may not have made it.


Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the success of Circle Of Friends Humane Society! Our volunteers are the reason that our shelter is able to continue saving the lives of animals. Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program.

Check out our volunteer orientation video below:

Volunteer requirements

  1. 18 years of age or older. Children ages 12-17 are able to volunteer if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  2. For safety reasons, volunteers that wish to work directly with animals need to be able to listen to kennel/cattery commands and be able to verbally communicate with staff and other volunteers.
  3. Be willing to attend training and education classes.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Socialize cats
  • Walk and socialize dogs
  • Off-site adoption events
  • Transporting animals
  • Clean kennels with morning staff
  • Help with greeting guests
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Organizing garage
  • Take photos
  • Help staff with various duties throughout the day
  • Assist with social media networking