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The Central PA Humane Society relies heavily on foster homes to help them care for the thousands of animals that come into the shelter each year.

One of the hardships a no kill shelter like CPHS face is lack of space to house animals.  Spring and summer is particularly tough during 'kitten season" when hundreds of unwanted kittens are being born.  

CPHS also utilizes foster homes for stressed animals who are not handling the shelter environment well and are in need of 'time out' in a home.

If you can open your heart and your home to an animal in need then please complete and send in your foster application.

To foster dogs send application to:

To foster cats send application to:

Foster Requirements

Foster Requirements are:


  • A room that can be closed off from other rooms the home (if fostering pregnant cats/litters of kittens and you have pets in your home). 

  • Proof of current Rabies vaccination for other pets in the home.

  • Proof of FVRCP vaccination for other cats in the home.  FeLV vaccination is highly recommended.


  • Proof of current rabies for other pets in the home.

  • Proof of DHLPP and Bordetella vaccinations for other dogs in the home.  

  • Dogs in the home must come to the shelter and meet with dogs you are looking to foster.  


  • Proof of spay/neuter for all pets in the home.

  • CPHS provides all medical care of foster animals.

  • Fosters are asked to provide food and litter. CPHS will provide toys, blankets, bedding and other necessary supplies.

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