Become a Foster for Animals | Oklahoma Humane Society

How can you become a foster?

The Oklahoma Humane Society is always accepting new, dedicated foster families! If you are interested in fostering, please email foster@okhumane.org to get started. Each new foster needs to complete an online orientation, then our team can work with you to find the best foster fit for your home.

Ways to Foster

There are a few different options when looking to foster with the Oklahoma Humane Society.

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Foster Program

The Oklahoma Humane Society’s Foster Program includes all adult cats and dogs, in addition to puppies 6 weeks and above that need a temporary home until they’re ready for adoption. These pets come in all shapes and sizes! Some may be awaiting spay or neuter surgery, need additional vaccines or medical treatment, or may be ready for adoption and simply need a home to take them to and from the Adoption Center. Each case is different, and our foster team can help find the right foster for you! Email foster@okhumane.org to get started.

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Neonate Program

The Neonate Program specializes in helping the tiniest of lives. Fostering for the Neonate Program means that you will be taking care of puppies and kittens below the age of 6 weeks until they are old enough to go to the Adoption Center. Some young ones come with nursing mommas, while others do not and must be bottle fed. All Neonate Fosters must undergo a special online foster orientation and training process. To learn more, please email nursery@okhumane.org.

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Animal Advocacy Program

The Oklahoma Humane Society’s Animal Advocacy Program assists the human and animal victims of domestic violence. Victims wishing to escape abusers often face the difficult decision to find safety for themselves, or leave their pet behind. The Animal Advocacy Program provides temporary foster homes for victims’ pets until the time that they are able to be reunited. Visit Palomar’s website to complete an Animal Advocacy Foster Application.

Why Foster an Animals | Oklahoma Humane Society

Why Foster?

The Oklahoma Humane Society is 100% foster based and relies on amazing people like you to save even more lives! OK Humane believes in providing the highest level of compassionate service towards the animals in our care. This would not be possible without our dedicated foster homes who put so much hard work and attention into each animal.

Our foster team works to place animals in need with foster families who will house, feed, and care for them as they get ready for adoption. OK Humane provides food, pet supplies, and medical care; our foster families provide love, transportation, and insight into each animal’s personality for their future forever home. OK Humane has a hardworking Foster team that is there to connect foster homes with pets as well as provide fosters with necessary equipment, coaching, and support.

OK Humane does not house animals long term. We know that better for an animals’ well being to be in a home environment than in a shelter. Having animals in their homes, fosters are able to get to know the animal better, observing behavior, personality, and providing training and love. The input and experience of fosters helps our Adoption team to find the perfect forever home for an animal.

Foster Program

Get started at foster@okhumane.org. Our foster team would love to get you started on your life saving journey. OK Humane provides all veterinarian approved medical care and high quality food for your fosters. Neonate fosters will receive a baby bag kit that contains additional supplies to take home.

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Who Goes to Foster:
  • Dogs of all sizes
  • Adult cats
  • Kittens (under 6 months)
  • Puppies (under 6 months)
  • Moms with litters
  • Pets that require further medical care (weight gain, recovering from illness or surgeries, heartworm)
  • Pets that require further behavior assessment and extra socialization

Frequently Asked Questions

What does OKH provide?
  • Food and bowls
  • Crates, kennels or carrier
  • Medical care
  • All we ask of you is to transfer animals to and from their necessary appointments
How long do animals stay in foster care?

The duration varies depending on case. The average time is 2 to 8 weeks.

If I have my own animals, can I foster?
Yes, but we do ask fosters serve a “quarantine” time before mixing with other animals to decrease risk of spreading possible illnesses. The health risk is minimal if your animals are current on vaccinations and obtain a healthy lifestyle.
Can I foster if I have children?
Yes, fostering is a great family experience! While not every animal is fit for a family lifestyle, there are pets out there that are ready for the love of people of all ages! Fostering teaches children lessons in responsibility, respect, and caring for animals.
Who goes to foster?
  • Dogs of all sizes
  • Adult cats
  • Kittens (under 6 months)
  • Puppies (under 6 months)
  • Moms with litters
  • Pets that require further medical care (weight gain, recovering from illness or surgeries, heartworm)
  • Pets that require further behavior assessment and extra socialization

Neonate Foster Program

Animal Advocacy Foster Program

Meet some of our past foster animals!

These pets were able to grow under the loving care of foster families, and eventually found their perfect forever homes.

Fostered Pets | OK Humane Society
Compassionate Service Towards Animals | Foster at OK Humane
Fostered Pets | OK Humane Society
Foster Families for Cats Needed at Oklahoma Humane Society
Cat Named Bermuda | Foster Based Adoption Oklahoma Humane Society
Fostered Pets | OK Humane Society
Compassionate Service Towards Animals | Foster at OK Humane
Fostered Pets | OK Humane Society

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See all the cats we have available for adoption.

See all the dogs we have available for adoption.

See all the cats we have available for adoption.

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