Application Process

Fostering saves lives! Here’s how you can help: 


Thank you for your interest in fostering with Nashville Humane Association! 

Our fosters provide temporary homes for animals needing a break from the shelter environment. Animals that may need foster homes include those that are recovering from medical procedures, dogs & cats that need a break from the shelter environment, young kittens and puppies that aren’t quite old enough to be available for adoption, and more! 

When you volunteer to foster a shelter animal, you become part of a lifesaving team that is working towards creating bright, healthy & safe futures for dogs and cats in our community! 


What do foster families need to provide? 

■ A healthy and safe environment for their foster dogs and cats. 

■ Transportation to and from the shelter for vet appointments as needed. 

■ Socialization and cuddle time to help teach dogs and cats positive family and pet relationships.

■ Exercise and enrichment opportunities to keep our animals happy and healthy!


Will I need to purchase supplies? 

No! All supplies including food, toys, food bowls, bedding, a collar & leash (or cat carrier) will be provided. NHA also provides all medical care for your foster animal. 


How do I sign up? 

The first step to fostering with NHA is to create a username and password using the link below. Once you have created your Better Impact account, the next step is to complete the foster application! Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. Once your application is submitted, you can expect to hear back within 5-7 business days. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email detailing the next steps!


Thank you so much for applying to foster with Nashville Humane Association.

We look forward to working with you soon!

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