Foster volunteers
save lives!

Foster volunteers open their hearts and homes to animals in need.

They provide temporary care and comfort to cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies in their Osceola County homes.

Dog and cat snuggling
sleeping cat

Animals must be fostered due to any of the following circumstances. The first three are the most common. Please let us know if you have the skills needed to foster a special needs animal.

  • The animal is too small for adoption.
  • The animal is recovering from a procedure.
  • The animal needs to be socialized.
  • The animal needs to be bottle fed.
  • The animal is displaying behavior issues.
  • Other assorted reasons.
Photo of bart, a gray and white kitten.

Fosters willing to bottle feed kittens needed desperately.

In order to become a foster, the following criteria need to be met.


The foster must be 18 years of age and have transportation to the shelter for appointments.


The foster must have the permission of the landlord, if there is one, to foster an animal.


The foster must have the permission of the family to foster.


The foster must take and pass the online foster learning module and complete the foster application.

If you are ready to become a foster, click the link below to get started.

Please note: there are two parts of the foster registration process:

  • the learning module first,
  • then the actual application.

Successful candidates will complete and submit both parts.

Please note: foster applications can take a while to process.