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(240) 252-2555 (voice)

(240) 547-4308 (fax)

1300 E. Gude Dr.

Rockville, MD 20850


601 S. Stonestreet Ave.

Rockville, MD 20850

Business Hours


Seven days a week


Rescue without Walls Foster Program


Foster Care


The Montgomery County Humane Society has an outstanding Foster Program that is responsible for hundreds of additional animals being adopted each year.

But we can't do it alone. MCHS depends on kind and caring people who are willing to share their busy lives and are willing to temporarily open their hearts and homes to our homeless animals. 

It is only through our foster parents' generosity that we are able to find loving homes and give a foster animal a second chance in life. 

Interested in Becoming a Foster "Parent"?

Here's How the Foster Program Works
•  You provide a temporary, loving home along with socialization, food, litter and other supplies.
•  You choose the type of animal you would like to foster. We will help you pick the specific pet.
•  You are invited to attend MCHS adoption events.
•  MCHS pays for basic shots and for the foster's spay/neuter.
•  MCHS will put your foster pet's photo and information on our website.

Foster homes are needed for all types of animals from dogs and cats to rabbits, guinea pigs, other small mammals, birds and reptiles.

If you have questions about the Foster Program, please call (240) 793-4201 or email

If you would like to become a foster volunteer, complete and submit the application. Someone from the Foster Program will contact you, and we will be with you every step of the way.
•  We'll answer your questions.
•  We'll offer advice.
•  We'll give you encouragement.

Join us and find out how rewarding it is to be a foster "parent".

Foster Volunteer Requirements/Commitments

In order to be approved as a foster parent, you must meet the following requirements:

•  Written and/or verbal approval of landlord (if you are renting).

•  Provide own transportation for veterinary appointments, or in case of an emergency.

•  Have a flexible schedule.

•  Commitment of at least six months to the program.

•  Complete a foster care application and sign a foster care agreement.

•  Home visit or training orientation by foster staff.

•  Ability to lift, push, carry 15-20 pounds.

•  Ability to offer physical separation from your animals as needed.

Foster Program Hours

by appointment only

Would you like to help?
Print out, complete and return an application to the Foster Office

Foster Application (PDF)

Related pages:

Policies, fees and procedures for adopting a foster animal

Become a kitten foster parent


This page last updated 5-21-14


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1300 East Gude Drive | Rockville, MD 20850 | Main Number: (240) 252-2555