Thank you for your interest in being a foster for the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri! You must be at least 18 years of age or older to foster, and all current pets in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations prior to fostering. This can be verified with a phone call to your vet or by providing a copy of your animal’s vet records. We require all landlords or property management companies to approve the foster animal being at the residence. Any pet fee required is the responsibility of the foster. This can be confirmed with a phone call to the landlord or with a written statement from the landlord. Aside from a landlord's potential pet fee, we provide all supplies you will need during the foster period (food, litter, kennels, leashes, medical supplies, etc.) at no cost to you.
Once you fill out the application, you will be contacted via phone or email by our foster coordinator. Please allow at least 5-7 days for this; you will be contacted once your application is approved and when we have a pet in need that fits your home and preferences. If you submit your application and you haven’t received a call or email yet, feel free to call the shelter and inquire about the status of your application. If you have questions about our foster program, please call (417) 833-2526 ext. 215 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.