Foster Program Policies

Thank you for your interest in fostering at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. We are successful because of your generosity!

Foster To Adopt Policy

Fostering is a vital service that minimizes the stress of our population of animals and delivers vital care to our most vulnerable animals. Our foster program is not built to trial animals for adoption, fosters are not permitted to adopt their first foster. If you are interested in our foster-to-adopt pathway please contact foster directly at

My Impact

Our Volunteers are required to sign up for shifts and clock in and out using our Volunteer Management Software My Impact. Take note of the username and password you create in this application. This will be your username for logging hours and accessing opportunities throughout your time as a volunteer here at HSSW. 

Waivers & Agreements

We require that all of our volunteers sign a volunteer agreement and waiver of liability. If you are a volunteer under the age of 18 or an adult with a legal guardian, you will need to have your guardian sign an additional waiver.

Fosters must be at least 18 years of age to foster.

If you are under the age of 18 ask your parents or guardians to apply. Regardless of age make sure all household members are comfortable with the responsibilities of fostering and practice positive reinforcement only. 

Foster can not be used for Community Service Hours

I am new to

You will need to enter a unique username to identify yourself to the system. You should select something that is easy for you to remember such as your email address or your name. Your username must be at least 6 characters long. If the name you enter is already in use by someone else, you will be prompted to choose another username.
Username must not start with space
Username must not end with space
Username must not have two or more spaces in a row

I already have a username

If you have signed up with this organization before, or are a member of another organization that uses, you can use the same login to access all organizations with which you are associated.
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