Foster a puppy or kitten- Provide them with a second chance!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


TAILS Humane SocietyDeKalb, IL 60115


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To care for shelter pets rescued from overcrowded shelters who are at-risk for euthanasia. The animals are cared for at the Volunteer's home until they are ready for adoption. Foster Volunteers save lives!

EXPECTATIONS: The Foster Volunteer fosters pets providing care and socialization as need to help ready the animal(s) for adoption.

1. Be available for fostering for a minimum of two weeks

2. Proper feeding and care of the foster pet(s)

3. Provide a clean and safe environment

4. Socialize the foster pet(s) to assist in making the animal(s) more adoptable

5. Transport the foster pet(s) to and from the shelter for scheduled vaccinations and care

6. Watch for signs of medical complications and work with the Foster Coordinator to diagnose

7. Medicate foster pet(s) as needed

8. Return foster pet(s) when they are ready for adoption

Foster Volunteers must be 18 years or older. For more information, please visit our website at:


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Welfare
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 weeks

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