Resources for Active Foster Families

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Schedule An Appointment


Schedule for vaccines and dewormer (not a medical appointment!)


Select a time to return your foster pet to the shelter.(Please contact a foster team member prior)


Schedule a medical exam for foster illness and fill out a brief history.


Select a time to meet a potential adopter at the shelter through adoption schedule


Select a time to pick up supplies for your foster animals.

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Select a time to meet a potential adopter at the shelter through adoption schedule


Request a refill on prescription medication. (24 hour notice please)

Important Forms


Current fosters can fill out the form below to let us know their availability after returning a foster pet.


Fill out the form if you will be going out of town or need a break from fostering current fosters


Fill out the form below to help aid in the adoption process with an updated pet profile.


Surgery info for fosters preparing their animals for drop off.

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View animals in need of fostering!


Dog Adoption Application 


Cat Adoption Application 

Resources for Kitten Fosters


General Resources


Join our foster facebook group!


Frequently asked questions

What are your vaccine and quarantine protocols?

All underage animals at HES are on a two-week vaccine cycle until they are 20 weeks of age since the shelter environment can expose them to a high number of diseases. We cannot give a vaccine before the two week period so please plan accordingly with scheduling vaccine appointments. Spending time in foster before they are available ensures they are healthy before adoption. Foster kittens/puppies should be separated from resident pets for at least two weeks

Do my resident animals need to be up to date on their vaccines?

For the safety, and well-being of your resident animals and our foster animals, we encourage you to talk to your vet about vaccine recommendations for your family pets. The shelter animals you are fostering are at high risk for disease and you do not want to put your pets in danger.

What if I have to leave town and my fosters are too small/scared to return to the shelter?

We understand that things come up that require you to leave town before your foster kittens are ready to be returned. If this happens, you can fill out the foster relief form located at in the important form section so that we can be notified and start working on a replacement foster situation. You can opt to take the animals back when you have returned. Please try to give us at least a week notice, although we know that is not always possible in emergency situations.

What are surgery drop off instructions?

Adult animals must have food and water withheld after midnight the night before surgery. Puppies and kittens can have a half meal the morning of surgery. Animals can be dropped off the day before surgery or the morning of, between 8-8:30 am to the back door.

Can my foster pet go outside?

Adult dogs may go outside supervised. Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended outside. Cats and kittens are not allowed to go outside. Puppies can go in the grass after TWO dhpp vaccines unless you are in an apartment setting, then they need to stay indoors.

What if I get too attached?

Remind yourself that "good-bye is the goal" Watch this kitten lady video that explains why! https://youtu.be/xXWUCKB5zQY