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Animal Foster Care Volunteer

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Bideawee is looking for Foster Volunteers to foster shelter animals (dogs and/or cats) from our Westhampton and Wantagh Locations!

Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily care of a foster animal, including feeding, exercising, playtime, socialization, and providing patience, love and security. Bideawee will provide all necessary medical care and supplies needed for fostering and our Foster Department will provide full support throughout the foster period. Volunteers must be willing to work with their foster pet to help them get ready for adoption/socialize and spend time with their foster animal. This may include housebreaking, basic training, socialization, etc. You may also need to transport the foster animal to scheduled medical appointments and/or adoption events as well as administer any required medications. Fostering is rewarding because you can provide a shelter animal a safe, loving space to call home until they find their forever homes. Fostering also allows Bideawee the space to keep taking in more rescue animals.

Requirements: 20 years or older with compassionate nature, flexibility, willingness to follow instructions and interest and/or knowledge of animal behavior. Frequent email updates are required, and responsiveness to our team is critical. Reliable computer, internet service and transportation. Foster volunteer must be willing to submit to a criminal background check to ensure the safety of our animals. Cat/kitten fosters are indoor only and puppies under 5 months are also indoors only.

If interested, please apply to become a foster at the link below and sign up for a Foster Orientation.

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About Bideawee


118 Old Country Road, Westhampton, NY 11977, US

Mission Statement

Bideawee's mission is to promote and support

safe, loving, long-term relationships between people and companion animals by providing a continuum of services and programs that are innovative, personalized and of high quality.


Founded in 1903 by Mrs. Flora D'Auby Jenkins Kibbe, Bideawee, which means "stay awhile" in Scottish, is one of the oldest and largest humane organizations in the United States. Bideawee's three locations in New York, Wantagh, and Westhampton is home to approximately 350 to 500 animals at any one time and places thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in loving homes every year. The organization operates two full-service veterinary practices in Manhattan and Westhampton and is also home to two of the oldest and largest Pet Memorial Parks in the country located in Wantagh and Westhampton, NY.



We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Westhampton, NY 11977



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer must go through Foster Orientation and submit to a volunteer background check before taking home animals.

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