Foster Application

1. Please provide your personal information:



















Date of Birth:







Campus Selection

Note: If you are willing to volunteer at more than one campus or do not have a location preference, please choose “Any” in the Campus Selection field and a representative from WHS will follow up with you. 



Choose Your Foster Program


1. General Foster Volunteers help care for our shelter animals as they grow, recover from an illness, heal from an injury, or work through a behavioral issue. These foster parents play an integral role in setting our animals up for success in their future homes. The commitment time varies, but is usually 2-7 weeks.

2. Safe Haven Foster Volunteers provide up to 60 days of care for animals of domestic violence victims while their guardian makes arrangements to leave their dangerous home situation. These foster parents must ensure maximum confidentiality surrounding the animals they care for.

3. Home Stretch Foster Volunteers care for animals from Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) who are too young or too sick to be transferred out of the facility for immediate placement. Once they are old enough or healthy enough, they will enter the WHS adoption program. Commitment times will vary.

4. PAL Program Foster Volunteers care for dogs for two weeks who are participating in the People and Animals Learning (PAL) Program. The PAL Program is a nationally-recognized empathy building program for youth who learn how to teach shelter dogs basic manners. Foster volunteers receive “report cards” on their foster dog’s progress from “PAL Kids” and are invited to attend a graduation presentation to see what the kids have taught the dogs during PAL. This is a summer-only commitment. 



Additional Information



  Please identify all dogs, cats or other animals that currently live in your home.





















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  Please Note!  All animals in your home MUST be vaccinated against rabies and distemper to qualify for this program.  It is also highly recommended that all cats are vaccinated against Feline Leukemia and all dogs are vaccinated against Bordetella.

  You will be required to provide proof of vaccinations.  You can drop off copies at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Attn: Rachel Eggert or have your veterinarian fax them to us at 414-431-6200.
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Question - Required - Which types of animals are you willing to foster?
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Foster Home Care Waiver of Liability

In consideration of WHS accepting or denying my application for participation in the Foster Home Program, I agree to release and hold WHS harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, claims, liability, costs and expenses, of any nature whatsoever, including without limitation attorney’s fees and disbursements.

I further agree to indemnify WHS for any of the foregoing asserted by any third party, including, but not limited to, other individuals residing at my home, to the extent that any of the foregoing arise from or are occasioned by my participation in the Foster Home Program.

I understand that when I care for WHS animals in my home, I am doing so strictly as a volunteer and in the spirit of volunteerism.  Thus, I will not expect to make claim for wages in return for my services.

I agree that WHS may photograph my participation in this program, and I hereby release any such photographs to WHS for use in its programs, publications, and purposes.




Question - Not Required - Please check here if you are interested in fostering behaviorally-challenged dogs.



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