Phone : (765) 474-5222
1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

Foster Care

Open Your Heart and Your Home to a Pet in Need.  Foster.


The Almost Home Humane Society foster care program is designed to help the animals in our shelter who need extra time before being ready for adoption. We’re currently looking for people interested in fostering a variety of animals in need, including animals with minor behavior issues, animals in need of medical treatment, puppies and kittens too young for adoption, and moms with puppies or kittens.


Who needs foster care?

Some dogs and cats are nervous or shy here, or may have too much energy for the kennel environment.  Giving these animals foster care helps them to prepare for their new lives. It gives them an opportunity to gain confidence or manners so they can find that perfect someone. If you have a resident dog and would like to give a shelter dog a vacation, we would schedule a time for you to bring your dog to the shelter and meet with our staff so an appropriate match can be made.  Fostering a pet that even just needs a break from the kennels is a huge benefit to AHHS.  Your help as a foster family lets us learn more about that pet and how it behaves in a home situation which improves its adoptability.


Some of our biggest foster needs are foster homes for cats or kittens who have come down with an upper respiratory infection and need a quiet home to recover. The shelter can be a very stressful place for cats, and having a loving foster home to recover helps these animals prepare for their forever homes.  These cats are in need of daily medication (provided by AHHS) and would need to be isolated from your resident felines.


Some pets need a little extra medical care while they are with us. Foster parents can provide a loving, stress-free environment for pets to recover.  Sometimes dogs come down with upper respiratory infections as well and need some time to recover before finding their forever home.


 Puppies and kittens are often brought to our shelter without their mothers while still too young or small for our adoption floor.  These animals need some time to grow before they’re ready to go to their forever homes.  These little ones range in age from a few hours old to several weeks old and require varying amounts of time and commitment.  AHHS staff can help you find a foster pet that best fits your lifestyle.  Anyone willing to foster bottle fed kittens (or puppies) is always a huge help to our foster care program.


We also need foster homes for mama dogs and their puppies.  Although we do not see them as often as we do cats with kittens, we always need foster parents ready in case the need arises.


*Almost Home maintains a list of pets available for foster care.  Please call 765-474-5222 to learn more about those pets that are seeking a foster home.


How do I become a foster parent?

  1. Fill out a foster care application at AHHS.
  2. After reviewing your application, the Foster Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss the program further.
  3. Take home your first foster animal!

For more information, please contact:
765-474-5222 or

Contact Info

(765) 474-5222

1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

Success Stories

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  • Thanks Jannet for your help! Stella is fitting in great! She's so smart and fantastic with our boys!
    Stella's Mom - Adopter
  • Jasper (formerly Echo) was adopted in October and is doing awesome! He keeps the entire family entertained. He has the best personality because nothing ever scares or bothers him. Thank you for a special kitty!
    Jasper's Mom - Adopter
  • Zazzle is enjoying his new home and loves being keeper of the stairs.
    Zazzle's Mom - Adopter
  • Jada fit right in with our family, and seems to be getting comfortable. smile emoticon She is a great dog, and amazing with my 3yr old daughter, which was our main concern. So happy we came and found her yesterday!
    Jada's Mom - Adopter
  • His name was Armond but we named him Biscuit. He is the sweetest, most loving, and patient kitty ever! We have 4 kitties total so he has lots of cuddle and playmates. Plus he loves to curl up with his human servants for plenty of pets and love. Thanks so much to the foster family who took such good care of him when he was a sick kitten. He is a wonderful boy and we love him so! !! Thanks again!
    Biscuit's Mom - Adopter
  • Just wanted to give a two month update to AHHS on Banana! Thanks for helping me find her, she\'s the greatest thing to ever happen to me!
    Sadia Qasome - Adopter
  • In October 2012 I adopted a lab mix puppy named Mel and just want to send some pictures and let you all  know how she/s doing.

    I renamed her Isabelle, Izzy for short, and she gets bigger everyday.  She is the definition of a lap dog and she loves to cuddle.  Within the first few weeks of having her she already learned to sit and shake!  Her first night with me she slept in her kennel the entire night without a peep.(shes the first dog I've had that has done that so i was very excited) We're now working on down, sit, and stay. She loves to rip apart her toys and to eat ice cubes! I am so please with how smart and happy she is.  Her tail is always wagging and she loves to give kisses.  I can't thank you enough for allowing me to adopt such a great dog!
    Izzy/Mel's Mom - Adopter

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