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Foster

The Yakima Humane Society provides care for thousands of animals each year, some of which require time in foster care before they are ready to be adopted. Fostering a homeless pet is both a rewarding and enriching experience; it is also great for families or individuals who love animals but cannot commit to having a full-time companion animal. For more information about being a foster or if you have any questions, please call 509-457-6854 or email information@yakimahumane.org.

Foster an Animal in Yakima
Animals That Can Be Fostered

Animals That Can Be Fostered Include:

  • Pregnant and/or nursing
  • Underage / Unweaned (bottle fed babies)
  • Sick and Injured
  • Underweight
  • Un-socialized / Feral

Benefits Of Fostering:

  • Help end animal cruelty and find homes for animals
  • Work in a partnership with other pet enthusiasts
  • Yearly appreciation events
  • Increasing knowledge of animal behaviors
Benefits Of Fostering
Responsibilities As A Foster

Responsibilities As A Foster:

  • Provide basic needs and appropriate care for animals
  • Assist with the mental and physical growth of an animal
  • Teach an animal basic commands and how to be a loving and well behaved pet
  • Follow the guidelines of the YHS Foster Program

Requirements To Foster:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Own your home or have your landlord’s approval to foster
  • Submit a Foster Application
Requirements To Foster
Foster Application
Adoption Center

2405 W Birchfield Rd
Yakima, WA 98901
509-457-6854
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Clinic Center

106 S 6th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 426-2460
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