Do you want to help shelter pets get adopted? The Kentucky Humane Society has a new program just for you.
In May, KHS launched our Foster Ambassador Program, which places adoptable shelter pets in temporary foster homes while their caregivers actively search for adoptive homes.
Foster Ambassador animals are listed on our website along with all our other adoptive pets. Foster Ambassador families help promote the pets in their care by visiting pet-friendly businesses and attending foster adoption events while their furry friends sport “adopt me” vests. We also ask Foster Ambassador volunteers to promote their pets on their personal social media accounts and introduce them to friends and family members.
“Our Foster Ambassador Program is a great way for families to take an active role in the adoption process,” says Kayla Saylor, KHS Foster Coordinator.
Once an adopter has been found for the foster animal, a time is arranged to complete the adoption at one of our nine adoption sites.
Foster Ambassador Programs have been used in many shelters all across the country and have shown great success, according to Kayla.
“With this program, we are not only able to expand our shelter walls and save more lives, but we can increase the quality of life for our animals inside and outside of the shelter. Animals can sometimes spend weeks or months in the shelter waiting for someone to adopt them. With the help of this program, we are able to bring more exposure to these long-term residents, while giving them a quiet place to rest in the meantime,” Kayla says.
KHS provides Foster Ambassadors with everything they need, from food, toys and crates to custom “business cards” with their pet’s information and photo.
Our foster program is generously supported by the Petco Foundation and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).