Foster Care

Become a foster parent

Fostering is a highly rewarding experience that benefits homeless animals and is fun for you and your family!  As a foster parent, you are an invaluable part of the Lexington Humane Society’s (LHS) life-saving team.  You make an impact on community animal welfare by directly shaping the future of your foster animals and by helping LHS care for and find forever homes for thousands of animals each year.

Each year, thousands of special-case animals are helped through our foster care program… and with your participation, we can help even more!

Some animals in need of fostering are simply too young for adoption, need extra love and socialization to become confident family pets, or are recovering from a Second Chances program surgical procedure.  Fostering gives us the opportunity to provide all of these special animals with what they need until they are ready to find their forever homes.

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Fostering is ideal for animal lovers who are:

  • Not quite ready for the lifelong commitment that comes with pet adoption
  • Empty nesters
  • Families—fostering is a great way to teach kids about responsible pet ownership, compassion, and helping others!
  • Anyone who is looking for a way to truly make a difference in an animal’s life

How do I sign up?

  • After receiving the application, our Foster Care Coordinator will reach out to you to explain the program in greater detail

Not able to foster but still want to support our foster care program?
Click here to check out our Amazon wish list and purchase items to be sent directly to LHS!

LHS Foster Tails

Tag along with the Lexington Humane Society foster animals as they search for their forever homes!