Because the Denton Humane Society does not have a shelter,
we rely solely on foster homes to care for our rescued animals. In these private homes, they
are nurtured and given veterinary care as well as socialization in the
Reasons To Be
A Foster Home
need your help!!!
You are the
only hope for some animals who sit on "death row" at the local shelters.
uncertain dog or cat gain confidence and become the loving pet they
were meant to be.
Your love and
nurturing help heal the wounded hearts of animals who may have never
with people and other pets in a home setting and training in basic
house manners greatly increase the chances of successful adoption.
You are able
to provide information on an animal's personality and habits which
enable adoptive families to choose pets which fit well with their own
personalities and lifestyle.
you get from knowing you made an incredible difference in the life of
your foster and his/her new family.
can only personally adopt so many animals, but you can potentially save
HUNDREDS more through fostering!
Frequently Asked Questions
I get to choose my foster?
Yes. DHS volunteers can help you find what you
want to foster (cats, kittens, large dogs, small dogs, puppies, etc.)
but the foster home chooses which animals to accept. Once you
accept a foster, however, you must commit to see him/her through
What expenses are covered
Initial vaccinations, spay/neuter and deworming are
paid for by DHS when the foster is taken to one of the vets who help
support us. DHS also provides food, booster vaccinations, cat
litter, dog heartworm prevention, and flea/tick prevention as needed.
Donated supplies such as crates, collars and leashes, litter
bowls, and toys are also usually available. Mileage on your vehicle,
when transporting your foster to vet appointments and home visits, is
What if I have questions or concerns about my
Each new foster home is mentored
by an experienced foster. This person will guide you
through the foster and adoption process and help to answer your
How long will I have my foster?
The short answer is, it depends. Puppies and
kittens tend to find homes faster than adult animals. Small dogs
tend to be adopted faster than large dogs. On average, it takes a
few months to place a foster, but with some animals, it can take a year
Isn't it hard to give them up?
Yes. Seeing them with their new family,
though, and knowing you made that joy and excitement possible, makes
it all worthwhile. And, of course, each one placed means another
homeless dog or cat can now be saved!
What happens if I want to keep my foster?
Foster homes may adopt their
foster animals just like any other adopter would.
other questions. Is there someone I can talk to before completing
the information sheet?
If you are interested
have a fenced yard (for dogs) and a HUGE heart, please print the
printer-friendly Foster Parent
Sheet, fill out and return to Foster Parent Program, c/o DHS, P.O.
1972, Denton, TX 76202-1972. Or return the form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
will find fostering a challenging but rewarding way to participate in
Denton Humane Society!