Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Foster Program

About the League's Foster Program 

The goal of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League's Foster Program is to help as many animals as possible by providing temporary homes for them. Some animals are underage, pregnant or nursing, sick, injured, under socialized, or animals that do not shelter well. Sometimes we simply do not have enough space to house them. Because of our dedicated Foster Parents, we are able to help hundreds of animals who need extra care or special attention. 

What is a Foster Parent?

A Foster Parent provides a temporary home for dogs and/or cats until they are ready for adoption. Fostering an animal requires a more significant commitment than volunteering at the shelter. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kitten Season is YEAR ROUND. The League is in need of Foster Families.

How long can I be a Foster Parent?

Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the needs of the animal. We always have a need for foster homes throughout the year.

What costs will I be responsible for?

The League will provide all of the supplies you will need to care for the foster animal. This includes medications, follow-up veterinary visits, food, litter, bedding, bowls, crates, collars and leashes. Foster Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the shelter for check-ups and medical care.

What requirements are we looking for?

Foster Parents must be at least 17 years old (or 10-17 to participate in iFoster with parental/guardian consent) and have an adult in the household who will be the primary caregiver. Caregivers must be able to separate the foster animal(s) from their own animal(s) for 14 days since many foster pets have limited immunity. All dogs must be kept on a leash or supervised in an enclosed area when outside. Cats and kittens must be kept inside at all times. NOTE:  The Foster Program and other animal facing roles are not available to those seeking to fulfill court appointed hours. No exceptions. View the Court Appointed Community Service Program Page

Do we offer student community service hours for fostering? Yes. 

How do I become a Foster Parent? 

Click here

To register for an Open House and take your first step to becoming a
Peggy Adams Foster Volunteer  
Scroll to the bottom of the page to submit a question to our
Foster Care Coorindator

Additional Resources: 

Download the Foster Recruitment Flyer
Foster Parent Training Manual 

Orphaned Kitten Care: How to Videos:

How to Bottle Feed an Orphaned Kitten

How to Bathe an Orphaned Kitten

How to Stimulate an Orphaned Kitten to Urinate and Defecate

How to Wean Orphaned Kittens onto Solid Foods


Can't Foster? Donate! 

If you would like to ship items, please send them to:
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Attn: Development Department
3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Submit a question to the Foster Care Coordinator: 

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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409