Foster an Animal

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent volunteer. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for a few months.

Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and the staff at the Little Guild will custom match the animals to each foster home. 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 or shelter.


Foster Home Requirements

In order to be considered for our foster program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have identification showing your present address
  • Have consent of all adults living in the household
  • Have consent of a landlord if you are renting

If you feel like you meet all of the requirements, please fill out the application below. We will review it and contact you shortly. Completion of this application does not guarantee that you will become a foster home of an animal in our care.

Application may be completed and submitted online, or a PDF version may be printed out and sent to the Little Guild.

Dog Application          |          Cat Application


Don’t meet the requirements? Still want to help?

Have you found a specific dog or cat that you’d love to help but you can’t open your home to? Sponsor an animal today! Click on the “Sponsor” button found on every animal’s descriptive page and visit his or her special online wish list. You can purchase a bed, toy, or treat that will be delivered straight to the Little Guild. You can also visit our “Volunteer” page and visit the Little Guild’s pet food pantry list which includes a full list of items such as wet and dry cat food, dog treats, and kitty litter.

Animals Currently in Need of Foster Homes

Maggie May

is a young and very sweet, recent mama. She came to our rescue pregnant and then we discovered she was also heart-worm positive. She is incredibly strong willed and on Mother’s Day she delivered 5 beautiful babies. She is the best mother ever and is doing a really great job! The babies still have at least 7 weeks to go before being ready to be adopted and Maggie May will begin her heart-worm treatment after the puppies are weaned. We are in search for a pet-free foster home to take on Maggie May and her puppies.




is a 5 year-old pittie who is seeking a brief foster home to take care of him while his arm heals. He has an injury that makes it so he can only use one of his front legs. He doesn’t require exercise at this point, just potty walks. So sweet and easy going but since we can’t test him with other animals, he will need to go into a pet-free foster home. He is currently behind our desk in the lobby and he spends a majority of his day tucked in and napping! We all love him here so much but he needs a couch to heal on…




is a young shepherd who recently arrived at our shelter with her 8 babies! 4 boys and 4 girls to be exact. She is looking for a foster to take care of her and her puppies for at least 6 weeks until they are ready for adoption. Gemma was found to be heart-worm positive as well and will need to go through treatment as soon as the puppies are weaned. She is looking for a quiet foster home and while she can go into a home with another dog, they will need to be separated.


The 5 Beagle Mix Puppies-UPDATE 5/23 IN FOSTER

are only 5 weeks old and lost their mother (beagle mix) to a car accident. They are eating on their own and are doing great but before they come into our rescue we need a foster to take care of them for at least 3 more weeks until they are ready to be adopted! It is okay for them to go into a home with other pets but they will need to be separated for most of the time.

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