Foster families are a valuable part of the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!). Do you love dogs and/or cats? Would you like to help a dog or cat in need? If the answers to those questions are yes, then, apply right away and become a foster for us.
Fostering is a very rewarding experience and helps a rescue effort greatly. Our foster program is very simple. We follow basically the same process as adoption but instead of signing an adoption contract; a foster contract is signed.
We are a no-kill adoption agency (rather than a shelter) so our dogs/cats are boarded at various locations around Baldwin County, such as vets and kennels. We average re-homing 300 dogs and cats each year and paid boarding is a major expense for our organization. By fostering you are saving us money that can be designated for medical care for even more rescues.
We provide the medical care; your responsibilities of fostering are to provide a safe, secure, stable environment with lots of love. Some of our animals may need special care while others just need you. Every effort is made to match our rescued animals with the right home. Our fosters enable us to do this better by providing us with invaluable information on the habits, personalities and needs of each dog/cat fostered.
Please complete the application below if you are ready for the commitment of fostering a dog/cat.
Once we receive your application we will call your vet to ensure all your pets are current on vaccinations and preventatives; call you for a phone interview; and finally, set up a home visit so that we can get a good idea of the type of dogs/cats who would be best for you to foster. This also helps you get to know us better and we can answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for your interest. Fostering a rescue dog/cat is a rewarding experience that your family will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Deneen Balistere, BARC Dog Adoption Coordinator, and/or Abby Pruet, BARC Cat Adoption Coordinator, will get the foster application the instant you click “Send”.
Foster Care Application
Thank you for your interest in our foster program. Every application receives priority processing. You will be getting a phone call from:
Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!)
No-Kill Adoption Agency (rather than a shelter) Established 1979