Become a foster volunteer

Bingo, Forget-Me-Not dog at AHS

Through Animal Humane Society's foster program, thousands of animals have received special care before getting a second chance at life. More than 2,000 animals who come to AHS each year need foster care before they are ready to find new homes, and this need continues to increase.

Food, medication, kennels, toys, and other basic supplies are provided, along with training and care instructions. 

Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience, and it changes animals’ lives in a very direct way. Your act of kindness will be repaid in rewards that are beyond words. 

Foster volunteer requirements

  • Foster volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
  • AHS shelters are located Minnesota. Applicants must live within 60 miles of Golden Valley, Coon Rapids, or Woodbury to be considered for this volunteer role.

Applications closed

Due to the number of applicants we're currently in the process of interviewing and onboarding, applications for foster volunteers are closed. We hope to reopen applications once again in the coming months. Thank you!

Foster volunteer FAQ

Questions about volunteering at Animal Humane Society? See our Volunteer FAQ. If you have any questions or concerns during the application process that are not answered in the FAQs, please contact us.

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