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Save a Life - Foster an Animal

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ORGANIZATION: Humane Society of Loudoun County

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As a foster-based rescue, the Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC) relies on its fosters to place animals and save animal lives. Fosters help animals get ready for their forever home and are the bridge between the animals' previous life and their future furever home. As our volunteers can attest, fostering is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.

Fostering provides the love and support the animal needs to learn about their behavior, help their socialization, and increase their chances of getting adopted. HSLC pays for all medical expenses incurred while the animal is in foster care. We ask the fosters bring their foster animal to at least one adoption event a month. We need fosters for dogs, kittens and cats.

A new foster parent will receive an initial one-on-one foster orientation meeting at your residence. Afterwards, follow-up meetings and mentoring / guidance will be provided as needed.

For more information on fostering, please visit our website at https://humaneloudoun.org/adopt/fosters-needed/.

Benefits of volunteering in this role include:

  • Dog or cat cuddles, kisses, and love
  • Opportunity to truly save the life of an animal
  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation events
  • Opportunity to be highlighted in HSLC's Paw Prints Newsletter

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About Humane Society of Loudoun County


P.O. Box 777, Leesburg, VA 20178, US

Mission Statement

We are a foster-based, all-volunteer organization that saves and improves the lives of vulnerable animals by providing care and placing adoptable animals into loving forever homes.


HSLC has been helping animals since our founding in 1966. HSLC has no paid staff nor a physical facility or shelter; all of our animals are in foster homes, display cages at local pet stores, or in temporary boarding until they are adopted into their furever homes.

Thanks to our volunteers and community support, HSLC helped thousands of animals in 2023:

  • Nearly 200 cats and dogs fostered
  • Over 200 community cats supported
  • Nearly 6,000 animals fed via the Loudoun Pet Pantry




We'll work with your schedule.


Loudoun County VaLeesburg, VA 20175


  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is a few days to a few months depending on how long until the animal is adopted

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