Volunteer as a Foster Parent

Thank you for your interest in opening your home and heart to an animal in need! Foster care providers are vital to assisting the animals most in need of special care. Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) recognizes this need and is working to build a dedicated force of foster care volunteers.

C.A.R.E. seeks foster homes for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens who are awaiting their forever homes.

Interested in fostering? C.A.R.E. foster parents must have their own transportation and live in the North Shore area so animals can be brought to local vets for check-ups and introduced to potential adopters. All basic medical and supply expenses are covered by C.A.R.E. The foster period for the animal will depend greatly on the circumstances for the animal being in foster care. However, the average foster period is about 4 weeks.


To start the process of becoming a licensed C.A.R.E. foster provider, please fill out the cat or dog foster provider application:

Cat & Kitten Foster Care Application - Fill out online or Download

Dog & Puppy Foster Care Application - Fill out online or Download



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Basic medical includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Heartworm test
  • FelV/FIV test
  • Microchip
  • Prescribed medication

Basic supplies include:

  • Dog collar and tag
  • Leash
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Cat litter
  • Litter box
  • Sleeping or carrying crates and bowls will be provided as necessary