Our foster volunteers open their homes and hearts by providing shelter, food, care, (at no cost to them) and, love for their foster pet.

Our foster program temporary places animals at our shelter into volunteer’s homes. Foster animals range from prenatal kittens to dogs who may just need a break from staying at the shelter and everything in between.

When you become a foster parent, you not only provide the shelter with much needed space but you also provide a homeless pet with a home before they’re adopted by their future family. A shelter animal’s stay in your home is temporary, but you have the potential to change their life forever.

Still wondering whether you should give fostering a try?  Contact foster@blueridgehumane.org or read our FAQ for more information.

Become a Foster Family!


Are you interested in joining our phenomenal team of foster families?

Get started by filling out an application.

The animals listed below are a few of the animals in our care looking for foster families to provide warm laps until they are ready for homes of their own!

Please note that you are applying to become a Blue Ridge Humane Society foster, not applying to foster a specific animal. Once you join our foster program, our foster staff will work with you to provide training, supplies, and find the right fit for your new foster!

Aren’t interested in fostering but want animals who are currently ready for adoption? Please visit our Adopt page.