Fostering Pets in Your Home

Our Foster Care Program asks community members to open their doors to our animals. Fostering is one of the most important ways you can help the animals of KC Pet Project. By providing our temporary residents shelter in your home helps save lives and keeps families together.

What are the requirements to become a foster parent?

  • Foster parents must be at least 18 years of age
  • Foster parents must fill out a Foster Application and be approved
  • Foster parents must agree and sign our Foster Care Contract
  • Foster parents must be interested in and willing to help find a forever home for their foster pet.
  • Foster parents are encouraged to participate in adoption events and networking to find potential adopters.

Why should I become a foster parent?

We believe that the young, abandoned, sick, abused, and stressed animals that enter our shelter deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving, permanent home. A foster parent has one of the most important jobs at the shelter. Foster parents allow our animals to receive the proper care and attention they deserve as they wait for adoption. As a foster parent you’ll not only save the lives of animals in your care, but you’ll give other animals coming into the shelter who may not need the same level of medical attention, a space on our adoption floor to find their own loving homes. If those aren’t enough reasons to become a foster parent, consider these:

  • Foster animals are temporary companions offering their love freely
  • You’ll be helping to socialize a shelter animal so they become more adoptable and better companions
  • You can put that spare bedroom to good use
  • Fostering helps you explore many different breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals
  • If for some reason you can’t keep a full-time companion animal, fostering for short time periods is an ideal solution
  • You’ll know that you’re making a huge difference in the lives of your fosters and other animals at the shelter

Home Away from Home

Temporary/emergency fostering Program

At KC Pet Project, we are working to build programs to help families stay together. We often have families come to us in need of a little bit of time, in a variety of situations. We see people who are experiencing housing or financial issues or maybe an owner who is in the hospital, and they need some time to find placement for their pet. Instead of separating those families through owner relinquishment and finding a new home for their pet, we want to provide a temporary home for their pet with a foster family through our Home Away from Home Program.

We are now taking signups for you to provide this temporary relief for a pet and a family in need in our community.

Does fostering count as volunteering?

Yes, we consider fostering full time volunteering at home. If you are not comfortable with the shelter atmosphere, fostering is an amazing way to volunteer for Kansas City Pet Project.

For more information on our Foster Care Program, please e-mail us at [email protected]. We will give you all of the information you need to being the foster parent of one of our many furry friends!