• Why Become a Foster?

    Shelter animals who are too young, ill or who require more socialization before adoption greatly benefit from being in foster care.  Fostering is a very rewarding experience. Foster homes bridge the gap and offer the crucial extra time and space needed to prepare a shelter animal for adoption into a forever home. Fostering saves lives!

    Who Needs Fostering?

    • Puppies and kittens who are too young for adoption
    • Shy, frightened or nervous dogs or cats
    • Ill or injured dogs or cats who need a quiet nurturing home to recover
    • Nursing moms and puppies/kitten
    • Dogs who have been kenneled for too long. Many times, through no fault of their own, a dog stays at the shelter for too long. Due to the stress of the kennel, they can develop behaviors such as incessant barking, circling, jumping on people, etc. Once they leave the shelter environment, these behaviors usually disappear, thus making them more adoptable.

    Foster Qualifications

    • Ability to provide a safe, loving and stable environment for a foster animal
    • Over 21 years of age
    • Expertise with animal behaviors or medical issues is a plus, but is not required
    • Ability to transport the foster animal to the Yancey County Humane Society should the need arise

    What Does the Shelter Provide?

    • Food
    • Bedding
    • Crate
    • Medical Care
    • Collar and Leash

    We Need YOU

    Please contact the Yancey County Humane Society if you are willing to open your home and your heart to help us save lives. You'll be glad you did.