Foster a Pet. Save a Life.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society is a Life Saving Shelter. Every adoptable animal is given the opportunity to find a forever home, regardless of shelter space constraints. Our Foster Care program provides loving temporary homes to those animals needing some extra TLC before being adopted. 

That can mean kittens too young to be adopted, a pregnant mom looking or a relaxing environment to have her babies, an animal needing time to recover from an illness or injury, or an animal who is stressed in a shelter environment and could use a break. 

All you need to provide is your home and your love! We provide everything else, including food and supplies such as litter, feeding dishes, toys, medical care, training and support. 

We are currently most in need of pets-free foster homes for medium to large dogs, socialization homes for cats and kittens, and foster homes for mama cats with babies!

SUBMIT A DOG FOSTER APPLICATION HERE

Questions? Please contact our Dog Team at dog@oahs.org or 920-424-2128 ext. 108.

SUBMIT A CAT FOSTER APPLICATION HERE

Questions? Please contact our Cat Foster Coordinator Alaska at alaska@oahs.org or 920-424-2128 ext. 117.

SUBMIT A SMALL ANIMAL FOSTER APPLICATION HERE (PDF)

Questions? Please contact our Small Mammal Coordinator Sarah at sarah@oahs.org or 920-424-2128 ext. 116.

Cats needing temporary foster due to renovations updated 4/18/24

Cece - 1 yr tortie
Amy - black.white 3 yrs
Grant - 4 yr orange tabby
Huxley - 10 yr tabby
Hepburn - black white 5 yrs
Peppa - 14 yrs torbie

We ask foster homes be located within approximately 30 miles (or roughly a half-hour drive) of our shelter, as animals will need to return for scheduled appointments/medical updates/etc (kittens require updates every 2-3 weeks). This also allows our staff veterinarian to be accessible for any medical concerns. 

Foster homes are assigned based on matchmaking the needs of the animal with the foster volunteer’s lifestyle, schedule, training abilities, etc.  

Please note: We require that your personal animals are current on vaccines and spayed/neutered. We also ask that you to provide adequate living space for feline fosters, and keep them separated from the other pets in your home.

Thank you for your interest in fostering a homeless pet! Your generous gifts of your time, home, and love will save lives.