The Foster Care Program is key at Monadnock Humane Society. Foster Care Parents provide temporary care and housing for animals who are not ready to be adopted. Animals enter foster care for a variety of reasons including short-term medical or behavioral issues, nursing mothers and newborns, orphaned juveniles, and post-surgical recuperation.

Currently our foster care program seeks temporary homes for cats and small animals.


What Do I Need?

Monadnock Humane Society provides the necessary supplies needed to care for your foster care animal(s). Additionally, MHS provides all medical care while the animal is in his/her foster home.

Plan to set up a separate room in your home for your new foster animal(s) to keep them apart from your current pets. This keeps your animals safe as well as ensuring the safety of the newly-introduced foster animals.


Where Do I start?

People interested in the Foster Care program should begin by filling out a Foster Care Application. On the application, you will indicate what animals you are interested in caring for. When an animal comes to the shelter that meets your interests, we will contact you to see if you’re available.


And In the End…

Successful foster homes offer love while holding the vision that this animal is destined for someone else’s home. When the foster care animal(s) is ready to be adopted, they are returned to the Monadnock Humane Society. Potential adopters will meet with our staff to see if the animal is a good fit for their home. All adoptions are finalized at MHS.


Temporary Care Leads to Permanent Placement

If you have the interest, the time, and the skills (we will teach you!) to care for one of our animals in need, please contact us learn more about becoming part of the MHS Foster Care Program.  Email to: or by phone (603)354-4004.