Foster Program

You provide the love and care! We provide the rest!

The HSSLC relies on the dedication of Foster Volunteers to aid in the recovery of animals who may not be ready for adoption due to medical or behavioral reasons. Foster volunteers temporarily care for animals in their home until the animals are ready to be adopted. The goal of the Foster Program is to provide the animals in our care with an opportunity for a happy and healthy future.

The Humane Society of St. Lucie County provides food and litter to foster volunteers. In addition, the HSSLC also supplies medications, examinations, and prescription diets.

Foster Volunteer Requirements

  • Fosters volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Volunteers with their own pets must show proof of spay or neuter and current vaccinations for those pets
  • Volunteers must have a separate room to isolate a foster animal
  • Volunteer must have time to care for foster animals
  • Volunteers must have access to a vehicle
  • Volunteers must abide by the foster agreement signed upon joining the program
  • All Foster Volunteers must attend a general and foster orientation

Steps to becoming a Foster Volunteer

  • Complete the Foster Volunteer Application here. An application may also be picked up at either of our shelters.
  • Send the application via mail to P.O. Box 14199, Fort Pierce, FL 34979 or in person at the Fort Pierce shelter (100 Savannah Road) or the Port St. Lucie shelter (8890 NW Glades Cut-Off Road)
  • Volunteers suitable for the program will be contacted for an interview
  • For questions on fostering cats and kittens through the Fort Pierce shelter, contact Christi Mollet at (772) 332-5876. For questions on fostering cats and kittens through the Port St. Lucie shelter, contact David Lynch at (772) 461-0687 Ext 134.
  • For questions on fostering dogs or puppies, contact Diane Shaw at (772) 464-3981 or