Foster Care Volunteers
The Marion County Dog Shelter cares for hundreds of pets each year, and many receive much needed care in volunteer foster homes.
Foster Volunteers Provide Essential Help
Foster volunteers provide temporary care for shelter pets in their own homes until the pets are ready for adoption. Often, these pets are too young to be placed in the shelter or have special needs that require a nurturing home environment. Foster parents provide a clean, safe, loving environment for these pets and help them prepare to find new homes. After spending time in foster care, these pets are healthier and happier, which means they are well-prepared to be adopted by a loving family.
Foster Volunteer Application
The first step to becoming a foster volunteer is to fill out our online foster application. Once you have filled out the application, you will be added to our foster database where you will receive emails of dogs in need of foster placement.
For more information please contact us at (503) 316-6698 or email .