Dog Foster Orientation
If you have a spare room, a flexible schedule and a warm heart, please consider becoming a Foster Parent for Humane Society Silicon Valley!
Foster Parents play a critical role in helping puppies and dogs that aren't quite ready for adoption.
During Foster Orientation, you’ll learn all about fostering shelter dogs. If you’re ready to foster on the day of the Orientation, there’s a possibility you can take a dog home that afternoon.
Please take a look at the Foster Volunteer Expectations below to see if your home would be a good match for a dog in need.
HSSV Foster Volunteer Expectations
* Become an official HSSV volunteer (sign paperwork, pay the $40 registration fee and purchase an HSSV Shirt)
*Make sure that your landlord and/or roommates are okay with fostering and the time commitment
*Be available to bring your fosters to Milpitas or to our Neighborhood Adoption Centers for our Foster Dog Showcase
*Meet with potential adopters during appointments
*Bring your foster to HSSV for vet appointments / vaccinations as needed
*Time commitment at home; including walks /potty breaks and PLAYTIME!
Please Note: We do not typically have hypoallergenic dogs available for Foster
If these Foster Volunteer Expectations do not work for you at this time, please consider waiting to attend a Foster Orientation until your circumstances change.