Volunteer as a Foster Parent


Thank you for your interest in opening your home and heart to an animal in need! Foster care providers are vital to assisting the animals most in need of special care. Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) recognizes this need and is working to build a dedicated force of foster care volunteers.

C.A.R.E. seeks foster homes for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens who are awaiting their forever homes.

Interested in fostering? C.A.R.E. foster parents must have their own transportation and live in the North Shore area so animals can be brought to local vets for check-ups and introduced to potential adopters. All basic medical and supply expenses are covered by C.A.R.E. The foster period for the animal will depend greatly on the circumstances for the animal being in foster care. However, the average foster period is about 4 weeks.

Basic medical includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Heartworm test
  • FelV/FIV test
  • Microchip
  • Prescribed medication

Basic supplies include:

  • Dog collar and tag
  • Leash
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Cat litter
  • Litter box
  • Sleeping or carrying crates and bowls will be provided as necessary

To start the process of becoming a licensed C.A.R.E. foster provider, please download and fill out the foster provider application, then call our voicemail at 847-705-2653 and leave a message for the appropriate coordinator:

Marsha - Cats and Kittens
Angela - Dogs and Puppies

Download our foster flyer.