In-Home Heroes Animal Foster Program
Experience first-hand how you can make an immediate and lasting impact on the life of an animal that needs your help

In-Home Heroes is the Michigan Humane Society’s short-term, in-home care program which saves lives by helping animals who need a little extra time and TLC prior to adoption. 

Animals may be placed in foster homes for a variety of reasons: illness, injury, they are too young for adoption, etc.  We supply the resources - you supply the love!

Better by Design
Often referred to as animal fostering, MHS’ progressive program is designed with a convenient, short-term, structured focus, providing the maximum value to the animals - and their temporary caretakers. The In-Home Heroes program will provide you with the resources and support needed through every foster experience.

Fostering may be for you if you can answer Yes to two or more of the following questions:

  • Do you love animals?
  • Have extra space in your home and extra time in your schedule?
  • Do you have prior pet care experience?
  • Are you a "snowbird" who can only have pets a few months out of the year?
  • A frequent traveler who can't commit to long term pet ownership?

Are you interested in opening your home and heart by becoming an in-home hero?  Sign up to Foster today!

Sign up to become a foster home


Learn About Fostering

> FAQ's
> Foster Story
> Ask a Question


Sign up to become a foster home

View animals in need of foster homes

> Short-term
> Food and supplies provided
Help animals in your home, as your schedule allows
Program includes training and support

You choose which animals you can help


Contact the MHS Volunteer Department Have questions about fostering animals? Please call Marisa Babbitt at 248-283-1000, ext. 127.

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