Short-Term Homes Full of Never-Ending Love

Whether deployed oversees or involved in an accident, our foster department offers unique and special services for those in our community when they are temporarily unable to care for their pets.

Details about our programs:

  • A maximum of two animals per client is allowed.
  • The client must meet the program requirements.
  • The foster care placement is not to exceed 30 days (Project Active Duty excluded)
  • All animals accepted into the program must be vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
  • All animals must meet a basic health/temperament criterion. Vicious or feral animals cannot be accepted into the program.

Although we do our best to accommodate requests, there are many factors we consider when accepting in pets to these programs, including: our current capacity, open foster homes, evaluation of pets and meeting the requirements of each program.

Please note, this program is not for those who have lost their home. It is only for those who meet the requirements as listed below. 

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Temporary Pet Placement Programs

Project Active Duty Program

The Arizona Humane Society is partnering with PetSmart Charities to care for and protect the animals of those who are protecting us around the world through our Project Active Duty Program. Launched as a response to the September 11th attacks, AHS started Project Active Duty as a way to give back to the brave men and women serving our country. This program allows loving pet owners leaving for a tour of duty to entrust their pets with AHS, providing not only a peace of mind during their deployment, but comfort knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting for them.

Disclaimer: Pet owner must be considered active in the military and be called to duty to qualify for the program.



Project Assist

Life can present many challenges. The goal of Project Assist is to provide foster care for the pets of individuals who are hospitalized or in an emergency situation. By providing compassionate care to those in need, we provide an alternative to surrendering the animal and help more owners keep their pets.

Disclaimer: The pet owner must be receiving emergency medical treatment to qualify for the program. Also, this program is designed to help people with unplanned emergency hospitalizations. We are sorry, but planned surgeries or admission to mental or drug rehab facilities do not fit our program requirements.

Project Safehouse

Foster care for up to 30 days for the pets of an individual entering a domestic violence shelter.

Next of Kin Assistance

Cares for the pets of violent crime victims while their loved ones grieve and until they decide where to home the animals.

Emergency Services

Cares for displaced animals after a fire, flood or auto accident for up to seven days to allow the owner to recover and get things in order. The program typically has room for two-three pets.