Foster Portal: Your Place for Foster Resources!

We provide the pet; you provide the love, space, and attention!

Dear Foster Family,

Welcome! You are about to embark on a memorable life-saving adventure! Thank you for opening your home and heart to fostering homeless pets. Our mission at LHS is “Leading the way in providing a compassionate, safe community for animals and people through progressive life-saving programs, services, resources, and education”. Our vision is a community free of homeless and neglected pets. By fostering, you have taken a huge step toward helping us reach these goals! We want your fostering journey to be enjoyable and successful. There will be bumps in the road, but our staff is here to support you in all ways possible. So, let’s get started.

Welcome to our foster community! Please join our Facebook Group: LHS Fosters, to be connected to your new community of fosters. The group was created to support, educate and equip you to be the best foster you can be! Watch the Facebook group for announcements from LHS, postings of pets needing fostering, articles, and resources.  We encourage you to get involved both online and at our foster events. 

We are excited to have you on board! Please remember, we are here for you.


LHS Community Pet Team


Adult Dog & Cat Resources~

Guide to Fostering Adult Cats

Guide to Fostering Adult Dogs

Introducing Dogs to Dogs

Fostering a Dog with Kennel Cough

Best Foster Friend #LHSBFF Guide

Kitten Warriors: All things KITTENS~

LHS- Pregnant Cat & Birthing Quick Sheet

Chirrups and Chatter – Fearful Kitten (and Cat) Socialization 101

LHS –Common Illnesses (and how to manage them)

Maddie’s Fund- Orphan Kitten Care Course Videos  &  Quiz

Maddie’s Fund- Fostering and Socializing Unsocial Kittens Course

APA-Best Bottle Kitten Weight & Feeding Chart                                                      

Catology Webinar Series with Royal Canin

Kitten Lady- Instructional Videos Playlist 

Kitten Lady- Feral Kitten Playlist

Video- Example of Syringe Feeding Formula

Kitten & Puppy Resources~

Video- How To Properly Cut The Nipples On PetAg Nurser Bottles

Video- How to Mix KMR and Esbilac Milk Replacers

Video- How to Store Esbilac and KMR Milk Replacers

Puppy Crusaders: Your go-to Puppy Resources~

LHS -Puppy Crusader Packet

LHS-Dog Pregnancy & Birthing Quick Sheet

Video- How to Bottle Feed Puppies

Puppy Socialization Checklist 


Afraid of being a “Foster Failure?”

Don’t be afraid to fall in love with your foster pet. If you cannot adopt him/her, maybe you know someone who can! Click on the link below to see how you can play a huge role in finding your foster pet a loving home.

Guide to Getting Your Foster Adopted

Webinars Provided by nationally recognized organizations

Million Cat Challenge Webinars

Catology Webinar Series with Royal Canin

If you have not found the answers you are looking for on this page, and have foster related questions, please email [email protected] or call 434.448.0088, extension 106, leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.