Foster Program

Although Lake Humane Society takes in thousands of animals every year, there are never enough warm cages and loving hands to care for all the animals in need. In addition to the stray animals and animals that are surrendered by their owner, very often we take in animals that require a little extra space, time, attention, and love. Whether it’s a litter of young kittens too small to be vaccinated or a dog in need of recovery time after an extensive surgery, Lake Humane Society couldn’t provide them the much needed care without the help of our foster families.

In 2014, we took in roughly 355 animals that needed to be placed in foster care. Our foster families provide a safe environment for foster animals to call their home until they can be placed for adoption. By welcoming an animal into your home, you are removing them from the shelter where they are susceptible to illness and disease. This is especially important for kittens and puppies because their immune systems are not strong enough just yet. There are many perks of being a foster. You get all the love and cuddles you can handle. It's a great learning experience for the whole family! If it wasn't for all our foster families these animals would have no where to go and no one to care for them. Please consider becoming a foster family for Lake Humane Society today. They need YOU!

When an animal is in need of foster care, a pre-approved foster family is contacted to care for that animal. The foster parent may be required to bring the animal back to the shelter periodically for check-ups and vaccinations during the time they are fostering. Lake Humane Society will provide the foster family with the materials needed to foster such as food, bowls, litter, blankets, toys, etc. While the animal is in the foster program, LHS will be responsible for all of the animal's medical treatment (including medications and vaccinations). If you are interested in becoming a foster for LHS, please fill out our Volunteer Application and return it to our shelter. Once you have turned your application in, you will be contacted by the Foster Coordinator and a short interview will be arranged.

Our Foster Program helps us save more lives and you can be a part of that!

To apply to become an LHS volunteer, click here for our online application!







Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center

Contact Us

Lake Humane Society
7564 Tyler Boulevard, Bldg. E
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone 440.951.6122 | Fax 440.951.6144

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Mon. & Thurs.:12-7 p.m.
Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 12-5 p.m.
Wed. & All Major Holidays: Closed
Kennel closed weekdays 3-4 p.m.
for Canine Happy Hour