Taking a scared and confused animal out of the shelter system and into a loving, private home gives them the opportunity to relax, recover and become the best version of themselves before adoption. Fostering dogs that do not respond well to being in a shelter greatly increases their chance of adoption and avoids unnecessary euthanization.
By volunteering your time, energy and patience as a foster parent, you can help put a dog on the path towards a long and happy life in their forever home.
What does a foster parent do?
Everything a responsible dog owner would do! Foster parents are responsible for feeding & providing water, exercising, socializing, and giving medication (when necessary) to your new furry friend. We request that fosters give us honest assessments of their dog’s behavior and personality.
How long does fostering last?
You can expect to foster for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
More about the program
When an animal comes into our foster/transport program, it has been pre-approved to transport to our northern partners through Road Trip Home. Before animals transport, HHS makes sure all animals are thoroughly vetted. That includes spay and neutering. And are given a clean bill of health. We are always looking for new foster homes for current and future rescues.
If you know a former foster who has taken a break and ready to come back, a friend, relative or neighbor who loves dogs and might consider fostering, please ask them to contact us.
We work tirelessly to save as many homeless pets as possible and to relocate them to shelters in states where there is a demand for shelter animals.
Please download the foster application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail it to us at the following:
Habersham Humane Society
P.O. Box 1442
Clarkesville, GA 30523