“Saving one animal will not change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.”

A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets in our program while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. Heartland incurs the costs - you contribute the time. Sign up here or read below to learn more.


Our fosters provide temporary homes for dogs and cats needed an escape from shelter living. Foster families must be allowed to have pets at their residence and provide updated vaccination records for any pet they own.


We provide all the medical care, equipment, toys, food and treats you need to provide quality care to your foster pet. Pets entering foster homes have received a health screening and be on flea and tick preventative.


You provide a safe, clean and caring home and monitor the pets medical/behavior problems. You agree to transport the animal to the shelter for adoption or medical appointments and to remain active as a foster home when we need help.

We never force you to take a pet home - you have final say on what and when you foster. Categories include: Neonatal puppies or kittens, current pets available for adoption, PAWtie program which is a 48-hour+ shelter getaway for pets and wellness pets - dogs or cats recovering from surgery or in hospice care.

We’re asking you to open your hearts and homes to become a Foster Caregiver. The lives you help save, and the unconditional love you get in return will touch your heart. Your children will learn valuable lessons that will enrich their lives.

Fostering is a great way to enjoy a pet if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment yet. It can be an excellent opportunity for a college student. Foster Caregivers make an enormous difference in the number of animals requiring euthanasia each year due to the lack of homes or shelter space.

To get started, sign up to the left, or click here to fill out paperwork and a staff member will contact you at their earliest convenience.

Foster Application