Foster Program

Coastal Humane has a lot of happy endings (nearly 3,500 of them annually, in fact) due in no small part to our foster care program.  We rely on cozy homes and loving caretakers like you to care for animals in need until they’re eligible for adoption.  That could mean caring for young mothers or soon-to-be mothers, under-socialized animals, seniors,  animals recovering from sickness, or other animals with special needs.  Foster animals are most commonly cats and kittens, but can also be dogs, puppies, rabbits, and occasionally other small animals. You can become a foster family for any one of these animals no matter what your experience with animals has been, even if you have other pets. If you’re unsure of your ability to care for these animals, Coastal Humane Society will provide all the training you need, as well as a hearty thank you for opening your heart and home to an animal in need.

It’s easy – Coastal Humane provides all the medical care, food, litter, and bedding you’ll need, and you provide the comfortable, quiet environment these future pets need while they get ready for adoption.  If you’d like to become a Foster Parent for Coastal, please contact our Foster Coordinator at 725-5051 or by email at




When you foster an animal, you’re saving a life.