Foster


Immediate Foster Wanted!

The Baltimore Humane Society is looking for a hero for Molly and Cobbler.

Molly and Cobbler are an unlikely bonded pair that are just learning the world isn’t a scary place.  We’re looking for a foster for them because they need time to decompress and be treated for their skin conditions.

The ideal foster would give Cobbler her daily insulin shots (which she takes like a champ) and give both Molly and Cobbler medicated baths twice a week.

We’re working on getting Cobbler healthy, but at this point she wouldn’t do well in a home that has too many stairs, unless she could live on the main level of the home.  She also wouldn’t do well in a home with stairs leading into and out of the home.

These ladies are as sweet as can be.  Molly and Cobbler are both very affectionate once they warm up to you.  They love each other dearly, and we’re sure would love their foster too!

If you think you’re the hero Molly and Cobbler deserve, email fosterprogram@bmorehumane.org

Help us spread the word so Molly and Cobbler can get out of the shelter while they recover. Like and share any of Molly and Cobbler posts on Facebook or Instagram.

Foster home needed for these hot mess bffs!They are bonded and must go together. Email fosterprogram@bmorehumane.org or call 410-833-8848 ext 2 for more information.

Posted by Baltimore Humane Society on Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Foster Requirements ››
Foster Applications ››
Fostering 101 Slideshow ››
Why I Foster; A Testimonial ››

Know the Reward of Saving Two Lives!

When you foster a homeless dog or cat, you are saving the lives of two animals–the one you care for and one who fills the newly opened space in our no-kill shelter.  Some of our animals need to heal, mature or calm down a little before they can be adopted out.  They may be too young, too sick, or not socialized enough.  Some just do not adapt to shelter life or have been here for a long time and need to move to a home environment. Would you like to help them get back on their paws? Give a stressed, homeless animal a chance to decompress, remember what it’s like to be in a loving home, and brush up on its training so it can be adopted.

The Baltimore Humane Society is continuously looking for caring and devoted individuals to provide foster homes for animals in need. To increase these animals’ chances of adoption, they must be placed into foster care where they can receive the one-on-one attention that they need. Our need for foster homes is especially great during the spring/summer kitten season. Fostering a shelter animal is a wonderful and rewarding experience, but requires time and dedication. Although previous fostering experience is not required, the ideal foster parent will have basic knowledge of animal care and be committed to helping find their foster animals a safe and loving ‘forever’ home.

Here’s what our fosters have to say about our foster program:

“In the last 7 years, my daughter and I have fostered for 2 other rescues before finding BHS. We actually live in PA and I just love BHS and how they operate. Everyone there has been super to work with (not our previous experience elsewhere) and treat you just like an employee!” – Lisa Ogg


Foster Requirements

How to Foster

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete a Foster Care Application, and attend an orientation session with Foster Coordinator, and Trainer.
  • Provide your own transportation for routine veterinary appointments at our clinic (approx. every 2-3 weeks for booster shots for kittens/puppies)
  • BHS will cover basic animal care expenses (food, litter, etc.) BHS is also responsible for all medical expenses.
  • Willingness to actively ‘market’ your foster animals and assist in finding them forever homes (by attending our adoption events, etc.)
  • All pets in the foster home must be spayed/neutered unless medically cleared by a licensed Veterinarian.
  • All pets must be up to date on age appropriate vaccines unless medically cleared by a licensed Veterinarian.

For more information about becoming a foster care provider, please email Katie at kdixon@bmorehumane.org or volunteer@bmorehumane.org.


Foster Applications

Apply online to foster a dog.
Apply online to foster a cat.


Fostering 101 Slideshow

Fostering 101 slideshow dp from wg1


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