Foster Volunteer

*Provide a temporary home for animals in need through the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.


  • Provide a safe environment to foster dogs and cats who require temporary care and attention beyond the care provided in the shelter.
  • Animals needing foster care include those recovering from surgery, animals recovering from medical issues, kitten and puppy litters with and without mothers, animals with behavior issues.
  • Medicine and medical supplies are provided by the Animal Welfare Department.


  • Must be 18 years of age (16 years of age with consent of guardian) and have no history of animal or domestic abuse.
  • Knowledge of animal care and behavior and the ability to provide a safe environment for foster animals.

Days / Hours

Hours and days vary.

Time Commitment

Time commitment varies.

Training Provided / Required

Foster orientation class. Mentoring will be provided.