Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the year:
is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is not the kind of cat who needs a lot of attention - he prefers to do his own thing. If you're wanting a cat that will be in your face. well, that's not him! He's used to coming and going as he pleases, and may even be happy in a protected barn as long as he gets to come in when the weather gets cold. He doesn't mind a soft pet from time to time, just as long as he can maintain his independence. Come by to see if this is the cat for you!
is a 5 year old female Terrier, American Pit Bull/Retriever, Labrador Mix who will prove to you that her love for you will last much longer than diamonds, gold and fancy cars! She can't go home with children, but you won't need any with her in your life! Race down to the Shelter to meet her today!
is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who, along with his brother, Freddy, is a retired "neighborhood roamer." They are both looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!
is a 2 year old male Border Collie/Mix who came to us from the Panhandle Humane Society. He was a staff favorite there who stole a ton of hearts! Smiles is very energetic and would love an active family. He can't share a home with children or small animals because of his herding tendencies, but trust us when we say he would be the perfect addition to your life!
is a 3 year old female Entlebucher Mountain Dog/Mix who is very loyal and protective! She can be a bit skittish when you meet her but warms up quickly with treats! Sassy is very selective of other dogs and extremely barrier and leash reactive. She would benefit greatly from basic obedience training and boundary setting. Sassy must meet everyone she will be going home with - both two and four legged, but would still love nothing more than to go home with you!
How do I become a Foster?
- Watch Information Session online (video below).
- Submit completed foster care application to the Foster Coordinator.
- Provide proof of rabies and alteration for all owned animals in the home.
- Pick up the animal and necessary supplies at the shelter.
- Come to the Shelter every two weeks with foster animals for a recheck exam.
What to expect while fostering
Puppy kisses and kitten purrs! Give the same love and care to these animals as you would your own.
They need attention, love, grooming, medicine, a safe and clean living space, basic training, food, water and sometimes a special diet. You will be the first in line to adopt the foster animal just in case “you fall in love with your foster pet!” Create a positive family experience and help kids develop a sense of caring, responsibility and nurturing of another living creature. All fosters receive five volunteer hours each day they care for a shelter animal in their home. Getting animals out of the shelter helps foster animals thrive in a home setting. It also allows a kennel to open up for another animal in need. Every animal fostered is a life saved!
Animals that are chosen for foster could be underage (under eight weeks), underweight, under socialized, sick or injured, pregnant, not adjusting to shelter life, stray holds, or in need of basic obedience. Kittens or puppies under four weeks of age need to be bottle fed every three hours to stay happy and healthy. They take a lot of hard work and dedication. The reward of watching these little lives grow and develop personalities is an amazing experience for the whole family.
The shelter provides all material needed for the foster animals including medical needs.
Questions? Email our Foster Coordinator, Brianna Mathewson at [email protected] or call 307-269-0967.
Please download the application and fill it out completely. You may email the completed application to [email protected] or return the form to the Shelter, located at 800 Southwest Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming.