Fostering can be a wonderful experience for you and your family. You can feel good knowing that you have made a positive difference in an animal's life. Each animal fostered in a home opens-up kennel space for us to save another animal. Fostering can also provide the individual attention that certain special needs animals require. Foster commitments range from a couple of days to several months, so you can choose foster options that fit your lifestyle.

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Foster Application 

Foster Manual 

Fill out the Foster Application online

What are the requirements?


You must abide by policies and procedures in the foster care guide and foster agreement.

You must have access to email on a regular basis.

You must be willing to spend an ample amount of time with the foster animal(s) so that they receive the attention and care they need.

All animals in your home must have up-to-date rabies & vaccinations. All animals in the home must be disclosed to LMAS before fostering. If you are a Jefferson County resident, they must also be spayed/neutered. 


What types of animals need foster care?

  • Kittens and puppies too young to be in the shelter

  • Animals recovering from illness, injury or surgery

  • Animals that need a break from the shelter

  • Pets with special medical or behavioral challenges

  • Animals awaiting transport to rescue

  • Animals that need temporary placement due to overcrowding

  • Nursing mother and babies


People who are interested in fostering will need to fill out the Foster Application above and either email, fax to 502-473-2634, or bring the completed application to the LMAS Animal Care Center, located at

3516 Newburg Rd. Louisville, KY 40218


For more information on our foster care program, please contact Stephanie Jackson at or 
(502) 574-6978.



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