KHS Foster Pet Program

Are you interested in embarking on a life-changing journey by becoming a Kansas Humane Society foster parent to a pet?

A volunteer foster pet parent assists in the rehabilitation of an animal by providing in home care. The goal of the Foster Parent Volunteer is to help animals outside of the shelter environment who are underage, sick, injured, or under-socialized so that they may become healthy, adoptable animals.

Foster parents provide a clean, safe, loving environment for the animals in their homes. Our goal is to care for as many pets as possible in order to make them available for adoption. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we're able to save thousands of lives every year. 


Begin Your Foster Pet Experience Today

Your involvement in our foster program will prepare animals for a full and healthy life! The Kansas Humane Society’s foster program provides a very rewarding experience for both the foster family and the lucky animal(s) involved. The goal of the foster program is to reduce euthanasia of potentially adoptable animals.

Sometimes when animals are brought into KHS they are malnourished, ill, or generally unprepared to be adopted to a new loving home. You can make a difference in these animals’ lives by becoming a foster parent and help to:

  • Ensure that all puppies and kittens are old enough to be placed on the adoption floor,
  • Help animals with no history become adoptable by learning about their personalities,
  • Raise the standard of health in adoptable animals.


Learn More About Pet Foster Program

Your goal is to help animals outside of the shelter environment who are underage, sick, or under-socialized so that they may become healthy, adoptable animals.

The Kansas Humane Society will give you all of the supplies needed to care for foster animals. This includes food, litter, and medical care.

You will take underage, sick, injured, or under-socialized animals to your home until the animal is deemed ready to be put up for adoption at the shelter.

You must have the time and ability to work with your foster animal(s). Your own pets should be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated. It is ideal if you have a room or space in your home where the foster animals can be “isolated” from your own pets when necessary. You must also attend a foster training class and complete the license application for the Kansas Animal Health Department ($10).

Varies depending on the animal. Average stay is two weeks but can vary.

The Director of Operations and Foster Coordinator are in charge of the program.

18 to volunteer, families may assist.


  • E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Call (316) 220-8713
  • Fax (316) 554-0356
  • Download the Foster Program Brochure
  • Check out the Foster Blog


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