Thank you for your interest in fostering with Seattle Humane!

Fostering can be a rewarding and enriching experience that provides pets with a loving, temporary home while they’re waiting to be adopted, or while their owners are experiencing housing insecurity, hospitalization or other personal crisis. Seattle Humane would not be able to care for as many pets as we do, or offer services like our SPOT (Supporting Pet Owners in Transition) program without the support of volunteer foster families!

If you have multiple people in your home who would like to get involved with fostering, please submit just one application per household. We welcome all members of your household to participate in the care of foster pets while they are in your home! However, to ensure our team can provide the best possible service for you and future foster pets, please select just one adult (18+) to submit this application and serve as the Primary Foster Parent for your home. The Primary Foster Parent will be the main point of contact for our staff and responsible for conveying foster information to other members of the home. You may designate another adult member of the home as a Secondary Foster Parent to attend appointments or communicate with staff if the Primary Foster Parent is unavailable. 

Please allow at least one week for us to review your application and respond.

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out to us at

Volunteer openings are filled at the discretion of Seattle Humane staff for qualified applicants, and availability is subject to change at any time. Acceptance into Seattle Humane's Foster program is dependent on completion of our New Volunteer Orientation training materials, and signing of volunteer agreements and waivers.
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