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Become a Foster

Foster parents help save the lives of animals who are fragile and/or at high risk. We are looking for people who can commit two to eight weeks of fostering to take in

  • Underaged pets and/or nursing moms with litters who are too young or sick to be spayed/neutered for adoption.
  • Heartworm positive dogs who are currently undergoing treatment

Foster families need to monitor the health and well-being of the foster animals and bring them in for regular checkups and quickly for emergency treatment, if necessary. The puppies and kittens must be kept confined in a safe space, separate from other pets. Heartworm positive dogs must be kept kennelled and/or in a quiet place and taken out only for short walks to use the bathroom.  Foster parents need to follow our directions on feeding and medication. HSPC will provide food, necessary medications, supplies, and lots of support.

There are also opportunities for volunteers willing to foster senior pets, or dogs and cats needing help to recover from illness. These time commitments vary and can be long-term in some cases.

If you’re an animal lover interested in providing love, nourishment, and heaps of TLC to an animal in need, you can download your foster care volunteer paperwork here. We will train interested, qualified volunteers for success!

(NOTE: Fosters must be at least 21 years old and able to transport animals to/from the shelter for medical treatment as scheduled)

Shelter and Business Office Address

Humane Society of Pulaski County
14600 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72210

Shelter and Adoption Desk Hours

Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Telephone: 501-227-6166