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

  • Under-aged 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
  • Dogs being transported for adoption (short-term fostering of approximately two weeks)

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 many cases.

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 kenneled 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.

If you’re an animal lover interested in providing love, nourishment, and heaps of TLC to an animal in need, you can complete the 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

Transport Fosters must be able to keep a dog for approximately 2 weeks, bring them to HSPC for a short medical appointment, and deliver them to the transport driver at 5:00am on the scheduled day

Shelter and Business Office Address

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

Shelter and Adoption Desk Hours

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

(Closed the first Monday of each month)