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Pet Foster Parent Program

To save animals from the possibility of being euthanized in a local shelter, we have created a foster program. Individuals within the community can apply to become foster parents. Being a foster parent means opening your heart and home to animals in need and living by the Isle of Wight County Humane Society's mission and values.



The foster program consists of the below three steps and qualifications:


Step One
Complete Application

Please complete the entire form
and submit below via the Contact Us feature.

Step Two
Application Review

Our Board Members will review
your application and contact you via the information you provide.

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Step Three
Get Connected

You will be assigned a foster pet
mentor that will assist you
while Onboarding.

Pet Foster Parent Program

Before you begin the pet foster parent application, please make sure you meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years or older

  • Must live in the Hampton Roads Region

  • Must live at a permanent address

  • Must be able to keep foster pet separate from owned animals for 10–14 days

  • Owned pets must be spayed/neutered

  • Must be able to bring fosters to all scheduled medical appointments

  • No felony convictions of any kind, or misdemeanors related to animal cruelty, drugs, theft, or violence

Contact Us

PO BOX 273

Smithfield, Virginia 23431


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We will respond in 24-72 hours.

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