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Become a Foster Parent for the Humane Society of Johnson County!

One of the coolest ways to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet is to give it a second chance by opening up your home to foster.

Consider it a slumber party for your furry friends!

Being a foster based organization, the Humane Society of Johnson County is always seeking loving foster parents for our “Shelter Without Walls” Foster Program.

Your willingness to foster an animal could mean the difference between euthanasia and the time needed to find a loving animal a permanent home.  Our adoptable pets would stay with you while we work to match potential “forever” parents with the animals.


Download Your HSJC Foster Application & Make a Difference Today!


Where do the animals come from?

The animals come from owner surrenders or from the local Johnson County Animal Control facility.Occasionally we assist other organizations to help with a puppy mill or hoarding rescue.  All animals are health and temperament checked before being placed in a foster home.

Although we’d love to help every animal in need, we are only able to take in homeless pets if we have a foster home for them to go to.

What are the advantages? What is expected of me as a foster parent?

You and your family get to spend time with wonderful animals without having to make the permanent commitment and you’ll be helping to place animals in “forever” homes where they will live happy and healthy lives.  You’ll be making a real difference in your community and teaching your children the importance of volunteering.

You must be a responsible, caring pet owner for your foster pet.  You will be required to provide him/her with food, love, attention and perhaps a bit of training.  All veterinary costs are covered by HSJC through generous donations.  Foster parents can also have toys, treats, pet food or cat litter that is donated to help our fosters.

Fosters are encouraged to bring their foster pet to our weekly Pet Adoption Events to meet potential “forever” parents.


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