Temporary Foster Homes Needed For Adoptable Animals


The Humane Society of Bay County is seeking foster homes for adoptable cats and dogs.  Interested individuals and families must fill out an application, be willing to have a home visit prior to placement, provide food, water, litter, treats, etc., and be willing to pick up and/or drop off animals at adoption events. The HSBC will cover costs for vet care if needed.

Fostering saves lives by helping animals who need a little extra time and TLC prior to adoption.

We are striving to keep cats out of Bay County Animal Control as they are prone to serious upper respiratory infection that spreads to most cats at the shelter, resulting in their being euthanized. Dogs also need to placed as they are at risk of euthenazia if the shelter is full and needing more space.

In response to this need, the HSBC established a Foster Program for cats, which began in fall 2013 under our Volunteer Foster Coordinator, Cheryl McKenzie.  In 2015, Stephanie Beiser, became the Dog Program Coordinator.

The Foster Programs animals are vet checked, sterilized, tested for all appropriate illnesses and diseases that animals may have and are given flea medication before being placed in temporary foster homes for socialization before being made available for adoption.

Sponsored HSBC foster cats and kittens are now being offered for adoption at Pet Supplies Plus and Soldan’s, as well as featured on the HS Facebook page.

Please contact Cheryl McKenzie, Cat HSBC Foster Coordinator, for more information email  or Stephanie Beiser  Dog HSBC Program Coordinator.

Open your heart and home to save the life of a homeless pet while it waits to be adopted!

If you are considering foster for a cat: please click here to fill out an application.

If you are considering foster for a dog: please click here to fill out an application.

Please review the Foster Care Manual (Cats)