PUPPIES, KITTENS AND MOMS: Too young and vulnerable for the shelter environment, fosters keep pregnant and nursing moms, and newborn puppies and kittens in their home until they are old enough for adoption.
BOTTLE BABIES: Bottle fosters are puppies and kittens 2-3 weeks old who are without their mother. They require bottle feeding for two weeks before transitioning to soft and solid food.
ADULT ANIMALS: Not every pet is ready for adoption when they arrive at Operation Kindness. Help an adult cat or dog by providing a temporary home before they become available for adoption.
MEDICAL FOSTER: Provide care for animals recovering from medical treatment or surgery. All medical treatments take place in our on-site medical hospital or in partnership with another veterinary resource. We provide all needed supplies and medicines, you provide a quiet environment for the pet to recover in. BEHAVIOR FOSTER: With the training and guidance of Operation Kindness’ Behavior Team, assist dogs and cats who need a little more help before finding their forever home.
Pay your volunteer fees below per person and you will be directed to a survey to complete your application. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation webinar online and a hands-on training at the shelter before you can begin volunteering. Once you submit your application, you will be notified regarding the next available orientations.
An application fee of $35 for adult volunteers and $25 for junior volunteers (6-16 years old) is also required, per person. This covers your badge, T-shirt, and administrative costs.
If you are signing up to volunteer with your child, you must pay both an adult volunteer fee and junior volunteer fee.
This application is NOT for court ordered community service. Please call 972-418-7297 for more information about court ordered community service.