Foster a Pet and Help Save Lives.

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Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to a shelter animal! Fostering is an immensely rewarding experience as it is a very personal way to become involved in saving an animal’s life. This program has dramatically increased the number of animals our shelter can save and plays an integral part in the shelter’s ability to find homes for hundreds of homeless pets annually. Foster parents truly give these animals a second chance at life. Our busiest time of year is spring and summer but foster homes are needed all year round. 

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We provide training, supplies, and veterinary care while pets are in your care. For more information, e-mail or click on the links below.


1. Read our Foster Program FAQ

2. Apply here!

3. You will need to attend a general volunteer orientation.

4. Once you complete the general orientation, you will be invited to sign up for foster training. 


more information for foster parents

Foster Care Brochure 

Foster Parent to Forever Parent Information Sheet 

Kitten's Age and Characteristics  Pictures and descriptions of kittens from 1 day old to 10 weeks

Foster Cat Behavior Sheet

Foster Dog Behavior Sheet

Please note: All volunteers who have been inactive for more than 1 year must complete a new application and attend a Volunteer Orientation in order to resume volunteering.

Animal Welfare Association

509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.424.2288 | Fax: 856.424.8318