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It is the shared belief of Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) members that all domesticated animals deserve to live in loving homes; homes in which our animal friends can count on shelter from the elements, food to eat, medical care (including spaying and neutering), respect, and loving attention from "their humans." Sadly, we acknowledge, that not all creatures have been afforded these minimum standards of care. Petersburg Humane Association's ultimate goal is to find responsible, lifelong homes for the animals that have come to rely on our protection out of necessity.


PHA's animal fostering program is a temporary solution for the animals that come into our care. By fostering you will provide a safe and loving environment for animals in transition, allowing the PHA time to search for a permanent adoptive home. Only animals who are not known to have exhibited potentially dangerous tendencies or other serious behavior problems will be offered foster placements in homes in our community.


PHA asks that foster families commit to a twenty-one to thirty day placement of any animal in their home in order to give the PHA adoption committee time to find a responsible, loving, permanent adoptive home. Of course, if the animal is causing hardship in the home, for any reason, every effort will be made by PHA volunteers to immediately find another placement.


Petersburg Humane Association recognizes that not all animal foster families have the economic resources to provide fully for an additional animal in their care. For this reason, food is available upon request to help foster families care for the additional pet. Additionally, PHA will attempt to provide the following items if you do not have them: leashes, food and water bowls, etc.  Please ask us if you lack any item that will assist you in caring for the animal.


Although all animals are given a health screening when they come in to PHA's care, additional medical needs may become apparent after the animal has arrived in your home. PHA will provide limited medical care for foster animals in our care.



If you are interested in fostering

CALL US @ 907-518-1091


Leave a message with the details, your name and phone number. We'll call you back.

Download and complete your application, mail to:


PO BOX 1417


Your application will be reviewed by the board and if approved you will be notified.


Once your foster application is approved you can download and fill out your portion of the foster agreement linked below. 


Have it ready when you meet with a board member to pick up your foster pet upon approval.

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