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Foster a Pet

Why Foster?

Foster homes provide a temporary home for cats and dogs.

FOSTERING SAVES LIVES! Why is fostering so critical?

Dogs, especially puppies, older dogs and sometimes behavioral dogs are not physically or mentally strong enough to be in the rescue environment.

  • During this foster period, animals receive at home care until they are brought to the rescue facility in preparation for adoption.

FOSTERING SAVES LIVES, literally! If the HSYC does not have a foster that is willing to take in the animal(s), then the HSYC cannot save them!

Characteristics of a FOSTER person/family:

  • Selfless
  • Trustworthy
  • Loving
  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • the list goes on...

Fostering is a special opportunity for a person, couple or family to help a dog, cat, puppies or kittens in NEED! YOU give them the chance they need @ life.

Take it from us, you will make the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE of your life to that 1 or more pet(s) in need! Truly asking the question - WHO RESCUED WHO!

The more volunteers that foster, the more animals WE CAN SAVE. Become a LIFESAVER today!

Fosters Needed!


  • TYPES:
    • You can foster puppies, kittens, dogs or cats; long-term or short-term. 
    • Foster volunteer commitments range from 10 days + (depending on the circumstances). 
    • We ask that you keep the pets as long as it takes to ensure their good health and adoptability.
    • We provide everything you need to foster—crates, bedding, bowls, food, leash and collar.

Fostering is fun & rewarding and the best part is YOU ARE SAVING LIVES!

These are typical foster care situations:

Short-Term - Typically 2-week fosters after first vaccinations. 

Long-Term - Timeframe is dependent upon circumstances. 

  • Examples:
    • Too young to be kept in the shelter, such as:
      • Mama cats with kittens 
      • Kittens without a mother cat who are in need of bottle feeding
      • Kittens who are beyond bottle feeding
      • Young puppies with or without the mama dog

Long-Term - Timeframe is dependent upon the pet(s) circumstances & needs. 

  • Adult dogs that need socializing because they have become stressed and depressed from being at the shelter for too long.
  • Senior and special needs cats and dogs that require special medical care and are in need of "Fospice" Care.

We also partner with other rescues in the interest of SAVING PET LIVES from our local Animal Control.

  • CSC Serviceworks
    CSC Serviceworks
  • Shutterfly
  • Healthy Pets Rock Hill
    Healthy Pets Rock Hill
  • SnipWell
  • Carolina Place Animal Hospital
    Carolina Place Animal Hospital
  • Mill Town Veterinary Clinic
    Mill Town Veterinary Clinic

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