Since October 2020, Home Away from Home has provided temporary care and support for hundreds of pets and their families.
The purpose of the program is to allow the family a little bit of time to actively focus on, and work towards, overcoming their current obstacles and the goal is to reunite families with their pets at the close of their enrollment.
Temporary care is provided for pets enrolled in Home Away from Home by a specialized network of foster homes. As the municipal shelter for Kansas City, Missouri, placement for pets enrolled in this program is dependent solely on the availability, skills, and willingness of approved foster homes. With over 15,000 animals entering our care, the shelter environment is reserved for homeless pets with no other options. Therefore, program enrollment is conditional to applicants meeting the requirements and qualifications of Home Away from Home, and a well-suited foster home available for the pet(s) in need of support.
Home Away from Home provides 30-days of temporary care for pet families experiencing short-term and manageable hardships, including but not limited to, the following situations:
KC Pet Project cannot guarantee placement for accepted applications within our program, despite our best efforts. As Kansas City’s municipal shelter, placement for pets enrolled in this program depends solely on the availability, skills, and willingness of our approved foster homes.
Fostering is what keeps this program alive! Without our incredible Home Away from Home fosters, owned pets would be turned away from the program entirely. We are currently in desperate need for additional Home Away from Home fosters. This program is an incredible opportunity for first-time fosters to get a taste of what fostering is like or for experienced fosters who want to try something new!
To sign up to foster for Home Away from Home, please use the button below.