Become a Foster Parent

The foster program is designed to keep as many animals in the caring hands of foster volunteers as possible, while leaving more room at our facility to house the increasing numbers of pets coming into the Rogue Valley Humane Society. Animals sent into foster care are primarily kittens too young for the shelter environment, animals who have special health or medical needs, and animals who need extra socialization.

Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own Josephine County homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for up to three months.

By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. RVHS is always looking for more foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.


If you are interested in foster care, please email our Foster Team directly at since there is a different process to get volunteers registered as fosters. Thank you!