COVID-19 UPDATE: We are happy to open up our foster program to new foster care volunteers! Learn more about the program and fill out a foster application below.

Foster Care Program

Each year over 2,000 Kentucky Humane Society pets spend time in volunteer foster homes. You can help by opening up your heart and home – temporarily – to them.

Pets at the Kentucky Humane Society need YOU!

Typically pets who need temporary foster homes are too young to be spayed/neutered and adopted, or pets who are recovering from illness, injury or surgery.

You can help KHS “expand its shelter walls” by providing a temporary home to these needy animals. By doing so, you’ll help socialize a younger pet, or provide a comfortable, secure place for an older pet to recover. And you’ll help KHS save more lives, as the most foster homes we have, the more needy pets we can take in.

Most of our foster caregivers work full time and have other pets at home. Many families enjoy fostering, as the experience teaches children how to care for young or injured pets and how they can personally make a difference in an animal’s life.

If you haven’t fostered an animal before, give it a try! You’ll find it to be a rewarding experience, and you will have the assurance that you are helping KHS save more lives.

Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Fill out our foster application, or contact the Foster Coordinator at or 502-366-3355 ex. 4007.

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Our foster program is generously supported by PEDIGREE FoundationMaddie’s Fund and The Grey Muzzle Organization.

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The Grey Muzzle Organization supports senior dogs in our new Fospice Program, which provides foster homes for animals with limited life expectancies.

Maddie’s Fund is a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. #ThanksToMaddie. Learn more about Maddie’s Fund’s support of our foster program.

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