Foster Families Needed

Irving Animal Services is always in search of good foster homes during times of the year when shelters become overbooked with litters of unplanned critters. We need fosters ready, willing and able to help! 

A foster household provides a temporary home for an animal to anywhere from one week to several months. Being a foster parent is like being a grandparent - all the enjoyment of caring for an animal without the lifetime responsibility.

However, a foster parent must be the type of person who can take in a needy animal, care for and bond with it, and then be able to let it go to another family. Remember, all animals in foster care are the property of Irving Animal Services.

The Animal Service Department has a number of resources available for those interested in learning more about fostering. Download the Foster Home Datasheet, and view the videos to learn more about the program. Contact Animal Services at (972) 721-2256 to learn more about the program and the dates of upcoming volunteer orientations.

Watch the video series on dog fostering
and the Love on Wheels program





The animal welfare community is vibrant and passionate about saving the lives of countless homeless pets. These persons and organizations, located throughout our city and nation, provide foster homes, transport animals, promote the adoption of animals, post pictures on websites, and assist shelters in numerous other ways. Irving Animal Services works with the animal welfare community to place Irving Animal Care Campus animals into loving homes. While Irving Animal Services is appreciative of the efforts of the individuals and organizations that comprise the animal welfare community, the City of Irving neither controls them nor is responsible for the content on their websites.