Foster Opportunities

Fostering nursing moms and babies OR animals too young for adoption.

  • In this program, foster parents care for pets until they are big enough to return to the shelter and go onto the adoption floor. The majority of these pets are small kittens or moms with nursing kittens. However, we do occasionally need foster homes for puppies as well. Please go here to learn more about fostering kittens and to sign up for the program.

Medical Foster Program

  • This program is for animals that need to complete medical treatment before they can be adopted. In this program, the foster parent would have first rights to adopt their foster pet once treatment has been completed. The majority of these animals are heartworm positive dogs undergoing treatment, though we do occasionally have available pets with other medical conditions. Almost all of these animals will require that their foster parent transport them to our facility one or more times for treatment purposes. Please call our main number at 919-942-PETS (7387) if you are interested in our medical foster program and would like to talk to someone. Check out The American Heartworm Society's website for more information about heartworm disease. See listings on this page for dogs that are currently available for foster.