Become a foster family

An excellent way to help animals while enjoying the company of a pet on a short-term basis.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is able to save so many lives thanks, in part, to our foster program. Volunteer families provide a loving environment for HSTT pets who need a little extra TLC while awaiting adoption. You can choose to foster cats, dogs, puppies and kittens...whatever best fits into your lifestyle. We provide all the support you need.

If you are interested in joining our family of foster home volunteers, download the Foster Parent Application form, complete and return it to us. Training is required. Please contact Erin Ellis, our Volunteer and Humane Education Programs Director for details, 530-582-2472 or

Learn more about dog fostering guidelines, cat fostering guidelines and download the foster application.