Foster

Each year, the Central Missouri Humane Society receives hundreds of animals that are not yet ready to go up for adoption and relies on foster homes to temporarily take these animals into their care. Foster homes not only provide the attention and care that the animal(s) need but they also help free up space within the shelter for animals that are ready to be adopted. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below to see if fostering is something you’d like to get involved with!

*Please note that because of the nature of our shelter, the Foster Care Program is not intended for fostering to adopt.


Short-Term Fostering

Not quite sure you're ready to be a full time foster? Short-term fosters welcome! This program is intended for shorter foster stays so we can collect valuable information about how our animals do in a home so we can make sure they’re a match for their future adopter! Stays will be anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Fill out the short-term foster application online!  

Not sure if you're quite ready to become a CMHS foster parent but still want to make an impact in an animal's life? Consider short term fostering!  
Short term fostering is typically for a limited selection of adoptable animals to give them a break from the stressful shelter environment for a few days to a couple of weeks! This is not intended to be a "foster to adopt" or "trial adoption" program. Short term fosters are responsible for socializing their shelter animal, take photos/create a biography for the animal's adoption profile, and potentially reach out to any adoption applicants the animal might acquire if they are comfortable. If this is something you are interested in, please submit your application below!
Short Term Foster Application

Contact our Foster Coordinator:

Franny Bruner - [email protected]