Become a foster parent
Our Foster Care Program asks community members to open their doors and provide a temporary home to LHS animals.
Fostering is a highly rewarding experience that benefits our animals and is fun for you and your family!
Allows you to have the companionship of an animal without the lifelong commitment of adoption.
Foster homes help animals decompress from the stress of living in the shelter.
Fostering is a great way to teach kids about responsible pet ownership, compassion, and helping others!
It's a great way to truly make a difference in an animal’s life!
LHS is able to provide foster parents with supplies and medical care to set our foster parents up for success thanks to donations from the local community.
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.
President of Lexington Humane Society and fellow foster parent