Foster

Help a Pet In Need

While we do everything we can to make our pets’ stay with us as comfortable as possible, nothing can compare to a loving home environment. When a pet needs extra recovery time or a family is facing a temporary crisis, we turn to our Foster Heroes. As a Foster Hero, you’ll be giving a second chance to a pet in need while allowing us more space to save another pet who needs our help.

Become a Foster Hero

  • Step 1

    Complete Your Application & Online Orientation

    You’ll learn everything you need to know to be a great Foster Hero.

  • Step 2

    View Our Pets

    We’re taking in new pets in need all the time. Explore our list of available foster pets to find the right fit for your home.

  • Step 3

    Foster!

    This is the part you’ve been waiting for. Take your foster pet home, and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way!

  • Step 4

    Your Pet Finds a Home

    Now it’s time to return them so they can embark on their next adventure!

Have Questions About Fostering?

Chances are, you’ll find the answer here. But if you still have questions, please contact us—we’ll be happy to help!

  • Am I Ready to Foster?
  • Before you begin your orientation and application, make sure you meet the following qualifications. 

    • 18 years or older
    • Must live in the Phoenix Valley Metropolitan Area
    • Must be able to keep foster pet separate from owned animals for 10–14 days; sick pets must be kept separate for the entire foster period
    • Owned pets must be spayed/neutered
    • Must live in a permanent address
    • Must be able to bring pets to our Sunnyslope Campus for all medical appointments
    • No felony convictions of any kind, or misdemeanors related to animal cruelty, drugs, theft, or violence
  • What Are Common Foster Cases?
  • Shelter Pets
    Most of our foster pets are medical cases such as: 

    • Illnesses like upper respiratory infections or kennel cough
    • Injuries like wounds or fractures
    • Orphaned babies (bottle babies)
    • Mothers and babies
    • Behavioral rehabilitation for pets who are fearful in shelter or need help developing good manners

    Owned Pets
    We are proud to offer our Project Active Duty foster program for military families with animals in need of care.

    • Project Active Duty is for the pets of deployed members of the military. Launched as a response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, AHS started Project Active Duty as a way to give back to the brave men and women serving our country. This program allows loving pet owners leaving for a tour of duty to entrust their pets with AHS, providing not only peace of mind during their deployment, but comfort knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting for them. These are typically long-term cases, anywhere from several months to a year or more.
  • Other Common Questions
    • “I work all day. Do foster pets need someone to be with them all of the time?” As a rule, no. Most of our Foster Heroes work full-time jobs, and are able to leave their foster pets at home during the day, just as they do with their own pets.
    • “How long will my foster pet be with me in my home?” The length of time differs according to the needs of each animal placed in foster care. It can vary from a few days to a month or more. Our foster matchmakers will help match you with the perfect pet for your lifestyle and availability. 
    • “Where do I keep my foster pets?” A room with at least one window is best, but our feline friends may prefer a smaller space such as a bathroom. Foster pets must be kept separate from your own pets during the first 10–14 days of fostering. This will keep your own pets healthy and safe, by protecting them from possible contagious diseases. As an extra precaution, please ensure that your pets are current on their vaccinations.
    • “Can my foster pet play with my pets?” As mentioned above, foster pets must be kept separate from your own animals during the first 10–14 days of fostering. If your foster requires more than two weeks of care, you may introduce your foster pet to your own animals. Occasionally, foster pets may need additional separation time or confinement to a kennel. Our experienced staff is available to coach you on any unique circumstances that may arise.
    • “Does the Arizona Humane Society provide Foster Heroes with necessary supplies?” We provide you with all medication and medical supplies that your foster will need. A list of emergency telephone numbers is also provided to you. Moreover, we receive donations of food, blankets, toys, and more throughout the year and are happy to provide these basic needs to Foster Heroes upon request and availability, to help support the foster pet in your care.
    • “What do I do if my foster pet becomes sick, or, if already being treated for sickness or injury, seems to worsen in my care?” Foster pets are under the veterinary supervision of the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. Please do not seek outside veterinary care. All concerns should be escalated to our Foster Concierge so we can assess and provide proper care for the pet’s needs. You are responsible for keeping all medical appointments for your foster pet.
    • “What happens after my foster pet is returned to AHS?” As long as the pet is medically and behaviorally sound, he or she will be spayed or neutered and put up for adoption.
    • “Where do I go to pick up and return my foster pet?” The majority of our pets will be picked up from our Foster Department located at our Sunnyslope Campus, 9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix. Occasionally, pets will need to be picked up from our South Mountain campus location or at one of our boarding partners.
    • “What happens if I want to adopt my foster pet or if I’ve found an adopter?” In most cases, you will have the first right to adopt. Simply let the Foster Concierge know before the pet is scheduled to return. Our Home-to-Home Heroes program encourages fosters to find adopters for their pets and handle the adoption process so the pet doesn’t have to spend additional time in the shelter.

Open Your Home to a Foster Pet

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  • Image of Blair the dog
    Blair
    16 weeks female
  • Blair
    A725329
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, black and brown Rottweiler.

    16 weeks
    female
    small
    01.31.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    rottweiler
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! I am Blair, a sweet pup seeking foster to recover from kennel cough. I am also recovering from a prolapse rectum, which may require a colopexy depending how I respond to my current treatment plan. I am on some medication to ensure I continue recovering. Can I come and hang out with you for a few weeks?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck, vaccine appointment, and anticipated return date from foster will be sometime around February 17th!
    My Needs:
    • Kennel cough is contagious to other dogs; keep separate from all pets in the home for the duration of the foster period.
    • Please monitor me to make sure I am eating, drinking, and breathing okay.
    • If I’m congested, you can use a humidifier and/or saline drops in the nose to help me feel better.
    • Contact AHS if my cough is worsening or if it is keeping me up at night.
    • Keep separate from all pets in the home for 10 days.
    • The patient will need to wear an E-collar while the suture is in place to ensure pet doesn’t lick or chew .
    • Please monitor me to make sure the rectum doesn’t begin to re-prolapse.
    • There will be pink or red tissue visible at the anus if this begins to happen.
    • Call AHS if the rectum does begin to re-prolapse.
    • Monitor me to make sure I am able to pass stools normally; my stools may be soft especially if I am given a stool softener.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • The dose of the stool softener may be adjusted based on stool consistency.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

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    Agate And Citrine
    8 weeks female
  • Agate And Citrine
    A725881
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, white and black Queensland Heeler mix.

    8 weeks
    female
    small
    02.05.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    queensland heeler
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Agate. My sister, Cirtine, and I am needing foster care for Anaplasma or tick fever recovery. I will be on oral medication to help me feel better. Do you think we can come with you for a little while? This pet has , which is a tick-bourne infection.
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck appointment and vaccine should be scheduled for approximately February 22nd, 2023
    • My anticipated return date from foster is March 7th, 2023
    My Needs:
    • Although Anaplasma is not contagious to other pets, we require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • Please monitor me to make sure I am eating, drinking, urinating, and defecating. Also monitor me for bruising and bleeding.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • Please do not give dairy as it will counteract the medication.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.-Experience with fearful and undersocialized dogs-Children 8+-A social and playful dog in the home
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Image of Kiki And Her Kiwis the dog
    Kiki And Her Kiwis
    3 years female
  • Kiki And Her Kiwis
    A725291
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, tricolor Rottweiler and Australian Cattle Dog.

    3 years
    female
    large
    01.31.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    rottweiler / australian cattle dog
    My Story:
    • Hey there Foster Heroes! My name is Kiki and I am looking for a foster home because I am currently pregnant and need a safe and comfy place to give birth to my babies. My friends here at AHS say that I am such a sweet girl with lots of love to give. I am so excited to be a mama to my little ones! Do you think you have a little extra space to give to a mom-to-be like me?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first appointment for my booster vaccine should be scheduled for approximately February 14th, 2023
    • My babies first vaccine appointment should be scheduled for the week they turn 6 weeks old.
    • My babies anticipated return date is when they are 8 weeks old and 4 pounds.
    • My anticipated return date from foster is 10 weeks after I give birth, so 2 weeks after my babies return so I have time to dry up from nursing.
    My Needs:
    • Keep mom isolated from all other pets prior to labor through 3 weeks after delivery to prevent infection.
    • Babies should be kept separate from other pets through the duration of the foster period.
    • Monitor stages of labor. It is helpful to know approximately how many puppies/kittens are expected. If we do not provide you this information, please ask.
    • If mom appears to be doing well, it is best to give her privacy in a dark and quiet room during labor. Then you can just occasionally check on her progress. Assist mom with delivery only as needed.
    • Notify AHS when babies are born.
    • Monitor eating, drinking, urinating, and defecating.
    • Mom will be on a diet of wet and dry food before and after pregnancy. Notify AHS if babies are not nursing or if mom is not allowing them to nurse.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

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    Cupid
    1 years female
  • Cupid
    A723272
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, black and brown Rottweiler mix.

    1 years
    female
    medium
    02.08.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    rottweiler
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Cupid and I am looking for a foster home because I am weaning. My puppies have moved on to their next adventure and now I need a little me time.
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck appointment & anticipated return date should be scheduled for approximately February 22nd, 2023
    • My next vaccine are up to date until 2024.
    • Monitor mammaries for any heat, swelling, discoloration or tendernessMy Needs
    • Keep separate from all pets in the home for 10 days.
    • Give ALL medications as directed; most medications are given twice daily.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Image of Dorian the cat
    Dorian
    13 weeks male
  • Dorian
    A726280
    My Story

    I am an unaltered male, gray Domestic Mediumhair.

    13 weeks
    male
    small
    02.08.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    cat
    domestic mediumhair
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Dorian and I am looking for a foster becasue I am underweight. I also need to be monitored for a suspected head trauma. I have some bruising to my face and some blood pooled in my eyes. I have been given long-acting pain medication when I first arrived here at AHS. My body should slowly reabsorb the blood, but I just need to be watched for any further bleeding or worsening of bruising. I am a super sweet kiddo! Just ask me! Think I can come and hang out with you for a while.
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck, vaccine and possible return appointment should be scheduled for approximately: February 22ndMy Needs
    • We require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • Monitor weight, eating, drinking, urination and defecation.
    • Follow feeding instructions provided by AHS.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Image of Marvelous Mike the cat
    Marvelous Mike
    5 months male
  • Marvelous Mike
    A726110
    My Story

    I am an unaltered male, gray Domestic Shorthair.

    5 months
    male
    small
    02.07.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    cat
    domestic shorthair
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Marvelous Mike and I am looking for a foster home because I have an upper respiratory infection. I also have an ear infection and will be on medication to help me feel better. Do you think I could come and hang out with you for a little while?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck, vaccine and possible return appointment should be scheduled for approximately: February 21st
    My Needs:
    • Upper respiratory infections are contagious to other cats; keep separate from all pets in the home for the duration of the foster period.
    • Please monitor me to make sure I am eating, drinking, and breathing okay.
    • Please do not give me dairy food items (ex. milk, cream cheese, etc), as it will counteract the medication.
    • If I’m congested, you can use of a humidifier / vaporizer and/or saline drops in the nose to help me feel better.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Percy
    A726251
    My Story

    I am an unaltered male, white and tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated.

    9 weeks
    male
    small
    02.08.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    chihuahua
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Percy and I am looking for a foster home because I am a bit underweight. I am also being treat form dermatitis and a skin infection on my belly. I will be on medication for both. Do you think I could come and hang out with you for a little while?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck, vaccine and possible appointment should be scheduled for approximately: February 22ndMy Needs
    • We require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • Monitor weight, eating, drinking, urination and defecation.
    • Follow feeding instructions provided by AHS.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Prince
    A726080
    My Story

    I am an unaltered male, black and white Domestic Shorthair.

    8 months
    male
    small
    02.07.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    cat
    domestic shorthair
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Prnce and I am needing a foster home becasue I have an upper respiratory infection. I will be on eye and oral medications to help me feel better. I may need to also have a bilateral enucleation when I am feeling better. Do you think I could come and hang out with you for a while?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck. vaccine and possible return appointment should be scheduled for approximately: February 20th
    My Needs:
    • Upper respiratory infections are contagious to other cats; keep separate from all pets in the home for the duration of the foster period.
    • Please monitor me to make sure I am eating, drinking, and breathing okay.
    • Please do not give me dairy food items (ex. milk, cream cheese, etc), as it will counteract the medication.
    • If I’m congested, you can use of a humidifier / vaporizer and/or saline drops in the nose to help me feel better.
    • Give ALL medications as directed.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Dan D. Lion
    A725607
    My Story

    I am a neutered male, brown and black Chihuahua – Smooth Coated and Pug.

    1 years
    male
    small
    02.02.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    chihuahua / pug
    My Story:
    • Hey foster friends! I need a foster home while I heal from my pelvic fracture. I am on strict crate rest to ensure I’m able to heal. I am a very sweet boy, and I love people! I am on medication to keep me comfortable and relaxed. I would love to finishing healing in a foster home! Do you have room in your home for a sweetheart like me?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • I will need to have radiographs done at AHS every 4 weeks until healed; my first recheck appointment should be scheduled for approximately March 7th
    • Radiograph appointments are scheduled as drop-offs between 7am and 8am, with a same day pickup between 4pm and 5pm.
    • My next vaccine appointment should be scheduled for the week of February 23rd
    • My anticipated return date from foster is April 4th
    My Needs:
    • Keep separate from all pets in the home for 10 days.
    • Strict crate rest 24 hours a day for the first 4-6 weeks, then a slow return to activity once cleared by a veterinarian.
    • My doctors will let you know when I’m ready to start spending time outside my kennel.
    • Crate rest can be hard for both of us, but it is absolutely necessary for my healing. If I weigh over 25 pounds, I must be in single level home or first floor apartment.
    • When I need to go potty, I can be carried outside or walked out on a very short leash.
    • I’ll need lots of enrichment to keep me entertained, my friends at AHS will give you some tips.
    • Give ALL medications as directed. I may need a medication to help me keep calm in my kennel. Please do not hesitate to ask if I was not sent home one.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Gendry And Sansa
    A725262
    My Story

    I am a neutered male, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair.

    3 years
    male
    large
    02.07.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    cat
    domestic shorthair
    My Story:
    • Hi AHS Foster Heroes! My name is Gendry. My sister cat, Sansa, and I are looking for a foster as part of AHS’ Project Home Away From Home. Our family is currently experiencing a temporary crisis and my amazing pals here at the shelter are working to keep us together! My family says that we’re a great bonded duo. We love to cuddle with each other and play with toys like laser pointers! We’re looking for a foster for about 90 days until our family is ready to pick us up. Do you think you could make room in your home and your heart for a couple cutie pies like us?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • Our return date may vary but we will need to be fostered for approximately 90 days.
    • Our Rabies vaccine is due 2/28/2025. Our FVRCP vaccine is due 2/28/2023.
    My Needs:
    • Please be patient while we adapt to new people, places, and routines.
    • We have lived with other cats but slow introductions are always best. We may do best in a foster home without dogs.
    • We require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10-14 days.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Kelly
    A725879
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, black and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix.

    2 years
    female
    medium
    02.05.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    american pit bull terrier
    My Story:
    • Hey foster friends! I need a foster home while I finish lactating. I was brought to AHS from our Project Reachout Partners! I am being monitored for a small mass on my mammary, and a healing wound on my muzzle. I am on an oral medication to help me heal! I am a very sweet girl, and I would love to spend time in a foster home! Do you think I could come home with you for a bit?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • My first recheck appointment should be scheduled for approximately February 20th to recive my spay and mass removal procedure
    • My anticipated return date from foster is March 6th
    • Monitor mammaries for any heat, swelling, discoloration or tendernessMy Needs
    • Keep separate from all pets in the home for 10 days.
    • Give ALL medications as directed; most medications are given twice daily.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Simon
    A722620
    My Story

    I am a neutered male, tan American Pit Bull Terrier.

    4 years
    male
    large
    12.31.22
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    american pit bull terrier
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Simon and I am looking for a foster home to recover from a right front leg fracture with a splints-casts. My splint will need to be changed every 7 to 9 days. I will need to be on cage rest to heal and oral medication to help me relax and be comfortable to do so. Simon asks, do you think you have a little extra room for me for a while?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • I will need to have my splint/bandage changed at AHS every 5-7 days until healed; my first appointment should be scheduled for approximately February 10th, 2023
    • I will need to have radiographs done at AHS every 4 weeks until healed; my first recheck appointment should be scheduled for approximately March 3rd, 2023
    • Radiograph and splint/bandage change appointments are scheduled as drop-offs between 7am and 8am, with a same day pickup between 4pm and 5pm.
    • My next vaccine appointment should be scheduled for the week of: up to date
    • My anticipated return date from foster is around April 3rd, 2023 depending on my healing.
    My Needs:
    • We require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • Strict crate rest 24 hours a day for the first 4-6 weeks. This is crucial to my healing!
    • When I need to go potty, I can be carried outside or walked out on a very short leash. If I weigh over 25 pounds, I must be in single level home or first floor apartment.
    • My doctors will let you know when I’m ready to start spending time outside my kennel.
    • I’ll need lots of toys and treats to keep me entertained and happy in my kennel.
    • Give ALL medications as directed. I may need a medication to help me keep calm in my kennel. Please do not hesitate to ask if I was not sent home one.
    • Please monitor my bandage/splint for foul smell, swelling, unraveling and ensure that it stays clean and dry.
    • If toes are left open, check toes for swelling daily; check top area of splint/bandage for signs of rubbing, swelling or infection.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Tara
    A724735
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, black and brown German Shepherd Dog.

    1 years
    female
    large
    01.24.23
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    german shepherd
    My Story:
    • Hey there foster friends! My name is Tara and I am needing foster care for fracture recovery without a splints-casts. But I will be on activity restrictions. No running or jumping. If I am unable to stay calm, I might need to have a splint put on my leg. I will be on cage confinement when not supervised. I will also be on oral medication to help me be calm to heal. Do you think I could come and hang out with you for a while?
    My Treatment Plan Details:
    • I will need to have my splint/bandage changed at AHS every 7-9 days until healed. This will depend on if a splint is needed.
    • I will need to have radiographs done at AHS every 4 weeks until healed; my first recheck appointment should be scheduled for approximately February 27th
    • Radiograph and splint/bandage change appointments are scheduled as drop-offs between 7am and 8am, with a same day pickup between 4pm and 5pm.
    • My next vaccine appointment should be scheduled for the week of: February 7th
    • My anticipated return date from foster is: between February 28th and March 28th depending on how she is healing
    My Needs:
    • We require foster pets to be kept separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • Strict crate rest 24 hours a day for the first 4-6 weeks. This is crucial to my healing!
    • When I need to go potty, I can be carried outside or walked out on a very short leash. If I weigh over 25 pounds, I must be in single level home or first floor apartment.
    • My doctors will let you know when I’m ready to start spending time outside my kennel.
    • I’ll need lots of toys and treats to keep me entertained and happy in my kennel.
    • Give ALL medications as directed. I may need a medication to help me keep calm in my kennel. Please do not hesitate to ask if I was not sent home one.
    • Please monitor my bandage/splint for foul smell, swelling, unraveling and ensure that it stays clean and dry.
    • If toes are left open, check toes for swelling daily; check top area of splint/bandage for signs of rubbing, swelling or infection.
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

  • Foster Puppies!
    A691848
    My Story

    I am an unaltered female, brown Labrador Retriever and Australian Cattle Dog.

    13 weeks
    female
    small
    09.01.22
    Sunnyslope Campus
    dog
    labrador retriever / australian cattle dog
    My Story:
    • Contact our team today to foster puppies!
    • Puppies are fostered in groups of 3 or 4 to help with socialization
    • The average length of foster time needed is 2-4 weeks. Special Notes:
    • Our friends at AHS have taken us in through our partner assistance program, so most of my history is a mystery!
    • We need to be separate from all pets in the home for the first 10 days.
    • We may experience diarrhea due to dietary changes, stress, or parasites. If I am having diarrhea, please collect a fecal sample and notify my friends at AHS.
    • With our unknown history, you might see fleas or ticks on us, please let my friends on the Foster Team know if you do!
    • AHS will provide food, medical care and medical supplies during the foster period.
    Become a Foster Hero

    Contact us to foster a pet:
    foster@azhumane.org

    or call us at 602.997.7585 Ext.2059

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Foster Heroes provide the gentle, consistent support our pets need to feel comfortable and get healthy. By providing a safe space, you are changing their lives and preparing them for a successful adoption.

Last year, our dedicated Foster Heroes opened their hearts and homes to 4,423 animals in need of special care. We couldn’t do the work we do without them.

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