Fostering our Four Legged Friends

Hosted by: The Humane Society of Manatee County


Ongoing Opportunity


Contact coordinator for times


(941) 747-8808

About Fostering our Four Legged Friends


The animals get to live in a home environment. Living in even the best shelter is stressful for an animal. During an animal's stay in a foster home, we can learn if the animal is house/litter trained, good with children and other animals, the pet's personality, and if he/she has any special needs.

Some pets need extra attention. Some pets may need training, special medical treatment, or socialization. Young puppies and kittens deserve to have their early "childhood" in a home setting, until they can get neutered/spayed, and into our adoption facility.

We need volunteers to help with:

  • Fostering
    Sign up!
    First contact the shelter during business hours. Business hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Let us know what type and size of animal you are interested in fostering—cat, dog, orphans, or nursing mothers.

    The foster person must fill out an application/agreement. This is for the protection of the animals. All animals will be vaccinated and given a basic health checkup at our shelter's clinic. Spaying/neutering will be done through the shelter's veterinarian.

    Once the animal is ready to be adopted, arrangements will be made to place your foster pet into our adoption facility.

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