1 | Why Foster Families are Important

There is so much work that goes into keeping a shelter up and running. We rely heavily on our fosters to help take the burden off the staff. The more help we get from fosters, the more we are able to save the lives of animals, and are essential to providing animals the best life possible while they are with us.

2 | A Different Way to Help

Fostering is a great way to volunteer your time, and is a crucial part of the process to find homeless dogs and cats loving homes. When our pets are in foster, we get to see how they behave in the home, around other people, and other animals, which gives us a much fuller picture of the kind of home they are looking for.

3 | How to Register

To register as a foster, please email foster@txhh.org

TXHH Foster Heroes

*We are located in Leander, so all fosters need to be within a reasonable driving distance of our Leander Adoption Center, and be 21 years of age or older. .


  • Our fosters allow Texas Humane Heroes to save lives by taking animals into their homes that we cannot house at our facilities due to extra care needs. Fosters help us rescue animals including very young puppies and kittens that are too young to be spayed/neutered, pregnant or nursing mothers, as well as animals with special medical needs. When fosters open up their homes to these animals, our organization will provide food, supplies, and medical care. Meanwhile, the foster home provides much-needed love, care, and socialization.

    Volunteer Groups

  • School and Scout groups can do donation drives, fundraisers or other projects remotely to help Texas Humane Heroes and the animals in our care. You can see the items on our donation list here.

  • Volunteer groups can also help by making DIY puzzle toys for both cats and dogs.

  • Email volunteer@txhh.org when you are ready to schedule a date and time.

    Court Mandated Service

    Our Court Mandated Community Service Program is completely separate from our regular volunteer program. Volunteers needing to complete this type of community service must be at least 18 years of age. To get registered to do your court-ordered community service here at Texas Humane Heroes, email communityservice@txhh.org to get started.

    Once the court-ordered community service hours are complete, you may follow the steps to become a volunteer through our regular volunteer program.