Foster a Pet
Save More Lives
There is no more personal and impactful way to help animals than by becoming a foster, and Humane Society Naples has a variety of foster opportunities to help save more lives. From giving a momma and her litter a place to crash while they grow, to opening your home to an under-socialized animal, to giving an animal a peaceful place to recover from major surgery – there are many ways to foster and every one means the world to a shelter animal in need.
The food, medication, kennels, toys and other basic supplies you will need are provided, along with training and care instructions. Our Intake and Animal Care team can also offer their help if needed.
Interested in fostering?
Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience and it changes animals’ lives in a very direct way.
I have helped a lot of kittens from Humane Society Naples. Some of them were very very sick, some were blind, some were too skinny, some had surgery, some were shy, some were terrified, some felt lost and finally some of them were full of life.
The journey has been amazing with excellent support from the staff exceeding expectations.
I’m so grateful I was able to help so many kittens to get back in shape, provide the love that they should have had, play with the shy ones, cuddle the lost ones, take special care of the ones getting back on track from surgery. Knowing that they have been adopted a few weeks after has always provided a sense of mission accomplished.
The Humane Society Naples is best in class in term of no-kill shelter. They are dedicated to the wellness of the animal and I’m really proud to be able to help from time to time.
We enjoy the puppy breath, the dog walks, the purring cats and kittens and all the cuddling. We provide a safe, caring and loving home for them to grow, develop their personalities and become ready for adoption. My elderly parents have enjoyed their visits with us and love all cuddling, licks and kisses.
When we tell people we foster they always say, “ I could never give them back”. We admit it’s hard at first, but we know that we have done our part in helping them on their way to becoming part of a loving permanent home. We still shed a few tears each time they go back but there are so many in need of our help so we keep doing it again and again. Our home seems empty without them.
Humane Society Naples provides us with everything we need to care for our fosters. Food, kitty litter, towels, blankets, pet beds, pet toys, leashes, pee pads and most importantly medical services and medication. The staff is loving and genuinely cares about the health of each and every foster. Their help is just a phone call away.
Fostering, we love it!!!
Sue and John Bakos
Humane Society Naples has always been very supportive of our efforts to foster. They provide food and equipment for the animals and they are on call and quick to respond if we have run into a problem.
I would encourage everyone who loves animals and who has the time and home situation to consider fostering. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience to be able to give an animal a home when they are in need even if it only temporary.
Obviously, my favorite is a foster we adopted. She came to us pregnant on a Friday and had nine pups on Monday. She was such a wonderful momma and as my husband would say, “one smart dog”. Two years later and she is a true blessing for us. She is known in our neighborhood as The Canine Coordinator. Greets all the new folks and pups with a waggy tail. Everyone swears she smiles. But truth be known she makes us smile. A wonderful addition to our family.
Alan and Lisa Zumstein
Ron and Pat