Foster Care Program
*We have many animals currently in foster care waiting to be adopted into loving homes. If you would like to visit with one of these foster pets please call and make arrangements.
We are looking for good people willing to open both their homes and their hearts to help some of our animals in need of extra TLC before being placed for adoption. Some of these animals may simply need a quiet place to recuperate from an injury or illness, some may be mothers nursing their litters and some may just need extra socialization. Pets considered for foster care also include adoptable pets waiting for a permanent home. Above all, they all need a lot of love and support from anyone willing to give it to them!
A foster parent provides a temporary home for one of our animals. The length of stay varies with each animal as does the reason they are in need of foster care. The care and love received during this short time is vital to the animal’s overall well-being.
All foster parents must be licensed by the State of Kansas Animal Health Department for a fee of $10.00. HHHS will provide all food and supplies necessary, such as crates, bowls, etc. If the animal requires medical attention we will make arrangements with you to make sure the animal’s needs are met.
We are also in need of short-term foster care (2-3 weeks) for puppies and kittens. Some of our animals are in need of a short-term home until they can be transferred to Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL), in Colorado. DDFL often has a shortage of pets and we are happy to help. This short-term placement will allow for many more animals to be adopted.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family for Helping Hands, or would like to make a donation to animals currently in foster care, please contact Margaret or Kathryn at 785.233.7325 or at Margaretp@hhhstopeka.org, or Kathryn@hhhstopeka.org.