Foster a Pet

Since you have come to our website, we know you love and care about animals and want to help them enjoy the lives they deserve. One of the greatest gifts you can give an animal in need is love and a safe place to be. Please consider becoming an Ahimsa House foster care provider today! You may be asked to give a few days or weeks of your time … to the pet who benefits, it means a lifetime.

There are no out-of-pocket costs to providing foster care. We provide food, crates, bowls, bedding, collars/leashes, toys, and veterinary care. And we’re always available if you need advice or help.

Fewer than 1 in 8 domestic violence shelters nationwide allow pets. Can you take in a pet until his/her owner can reach safety and find stable, pet-friendly housing? We need foster homes for all types of animals: dogs (especially medium to large dogs), cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, guinea pigs, turtles, lizards, fish...even horses and other large animals.

By providing temporary foster care to a pet in need, you’re helping to ensure a brighter future for the animal and human victims of domestic violence. Our program offers 60 days of assistance, so we don't ask foster homes to take in a pet for longer than that time frame unless circumstances warrant an extension of stay and the foster home is willing. We can also accommodate foster volunteers' travel/vacation schedules by moving foster animals to boarding facilities temporarily if needed. To learn more, download our document entitled "About Fostering Animals For Ahimsa House," which also contains our Foster Home Policies and Procedures.

If you are ready to apply to become a foster parent, click here to fill in our general volunteer application form and complete our 1-hour online volunteer training. Once you have completed these steps, we will contact you with the additional information and application necessary to become a foster home. A criminal background check, reference check, and home inspection will be necessary. If you have any questions, email us at Thank you for considering providing this valuable service to animals in need!

Ahimsa House - P.O. Box 8181 - Atlanta, GA 31106 -
Admin Line: (404) 496-4038 - 24-Hour Crisis Line: (404) 452-6248 - Fax: (404) 671-8599