If you would like to foster an animal or help in some other way, please use our handy Volunteer Interest Form.

Foster Homes

ARCF can always use good foster homes. Animals are typically fostered for anywhere between a couple of weeks to several months but may stay longer, depending on the amount of care the animal needs and how long it takes to find an appropriate home. Qualified cat homes should be set up to accommodate indoor-only care. Some animals will just need a place to stay while they are waiting for a home, others may be recovering from health issues. We will not foster animals with you that are inappropriate to your living situation.
We also have occasional need for “emergency” homes for cats or dogs in transition. An emergency home will have the animal for approximately two weeks.

Please see our Foster Home Job Description for more information.


Every second Saturday, we join our friends at Furever Pets (1902 NE Broadway) to meet pet owners and animal lovers. During these events, we get to know people in the community, and get to tell them about our mission and how we help animals. From time to time during the summer, we also participate in neighborhood festivals and other local events. Outreach events vary in size and scope, but we can always use friendly volunteers to help us communicate our mission and activities to the community.

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