Short-term Animal Foster

Cause Areas


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


Twin Cities areaMinneapolis/St Paul & surrounding area, MN 55419


Description A Short Term Foster cares for foster animals in their home according to Pet Haven policy. They provide a home for the animal while the foster is on vacation or unavailable. Pet Haven makes every effort to assign foster animals that match the volunteer's life style and home situation.


  • Care for a foster animal in your home in a manner prescribed by Pet Haven policy and procedures
  • Provide food, water, in-home shelter, exercise, affection, and a generally safe, stable, loving environment for the foster dog while long-term foster is away
  • Take foster dog to Pet Haven vet when necessary or make alternate arrangements with Foster Coordinator
Time Commitment
  • Daily commitment for care of animal from 1 day to 2 weeks of time
  • A minimum commitment of 6 months is requested
Training & Supervision
  • Initial orientation and training provided before the first foster pet is placed with the foster home
  • Works closely with the Foster Coordinator and dog's long-term foster
  • Reward of knowing that you are helping homeless animals
  • Reimbursement of miscellaneous expenses (Pet Haven provides veterinary care and food)


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Veterinary

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
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