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
The Humane Society of Loudoun County is a foster-based volunteer organization that partners with the community to save more animals and achieve a No Kill Community
The Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC) is a non profit 501(3)c animal welfare organization founded in 1966. Our mission is to partner with our community to work towards a time when all animals have loving homes. We do not have a physical shelter or location.
Based in Loudoun County Virginia, our programs and services include Rescue (Intake), Foster, Adoption, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) / Community Cats, Barn-Working Cats, Pet Pantry, Low Cost Spay / Neuter, Financial Assistance, Media & Public Relations, Youth Education & Programs, Humane Education, Paw Prints Newsletter, General Helpline & Email, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Social Events, Fundraising Events, and Community Outreach.
In 2019, we supported 134 adoptions, helped 169 community cats, moved 22 working cats, supported 773 spay/neuter surgeries, and delivered 21,475 pounds of Pet Pantry food to Loudoun Hunger Relief. We are looking to surpass these numbers in 2020 through the help of our incredible volunteers.
We'll work with your schedule.
Loudoun County VaLeesburg, VA20175
April 20, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Animal Care / Handling
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