Foster a Pet

We have two great opportunities for fostering and helping the animals in our care:

Senior Dog Foster Program

It is our goal to get all the senior dogs out of the shelter and into foster homes, while they wait to get adopted. 

This is a new program and we're really excited about it. We're launching this program on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6pm-8pm (doors open at 5:45pm). This is a no obligation training; just come and learn about our senior dog program. No need to pre-register, just show up!

Cat & Dog Foster Program

This program helps expand the walls of our shelter. This foster team cares for kittens, puppies and adult cats. Our next training for this program is:
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018; 6pm-8pm (doors will open at 5:45pm)
All training is here at the shelter: 333 Smith Island Road, Everett. No need to pre-register, no paperwork to do ahead of time - just show up at the scheduled time! 
If you're interested in fostering for us (and we hope you are!), you only need to attend this training. It is an orientation/foster combo training! You do not need to attend the Volunteer Orientation if you only want to foster.
During the both Foster trainings you'll learn all about the expectations of fostering, No need to reserve a spot - just come on out and join the fun!
You will need to do the following:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a WSP background check
  • Be able to get started right away
  • Make the beginning to end foster commitment
  • Have your pets at home current on all vaccinations
  • Be able to keep foster animals separated from your own pets
  • Bring the foster animals to the shelter for weight checks and vaccinations and medical checks (as necessary)
  • Provide lots of love and attention to your foster pets!


Contact Us

If you have further questions about our foster program, please contact the Shelter Operations Coordinator.