Help the animals of the Twin County area!

Become a Pet Foster Parent

Becoming a pet foster parent saves lives. It’s fun, it’s rewarding, and it’s also a serious commitment. If you have pets in your home we will need to ensure that that they are up to date on all vaccinations, parasite treatment or prevention, and are spayed and neutered. We will also need to know about the type of home you live in and whether your own or rent, and if you have enough space for your foster pet.

In addition to providing love and support, fostering also involves providing food, litter, and other incidentals (we will supply these items as we can, and will also handle vet bills and other big expenses). Some transport duties will also be needed, mostly to the veterinarian and back for routine care.

Click here to see a copy of TCHS’s foster guidelines and agreement: TCHS Foster Guidelines and Agreement.

Fostering is a rewarding, enjoyable experience that directly and measurably helps to save the lives of animals throughout the Twin County Region.

If you are ready to apply to be a pet foster parent with TCHS, please complete our online application here by clicking the button:

Once we have reviewed your application, a TCHS officer will contact you with additional information. If approved, we will ask you to sign a copy of the foster guidelines and agreement in addition to a liability release form.

If you have questions, please feel free to send us an email at or call (276)779-9418.



Are you interested in volunteering with TCHS and helping to directly save lives? We can use your help!

There are many ways you can volunteer in support of TCHS. You can…

  • Help trap feral cats;
  • Help feed and care for feral cat colonies in the region;
  • Help transport animals both near (to veterinary appointments) and far (to other rescues in Virginia). If you have a reliable vehicle (preferably a station wagon or SUV) and a valid driver’s license, and would be willing to take crate or two of critters with you on your journey, please let us know. We have some frequently-travelled routes, including to Roanoke, Richmond, and Norfolk;
  • Foster cats and dogs on their journey to their forever homes (if interested check out our foster section);
  • Donate food or kennel/cattery supplies;
  • Help organize and promote community events;
  • Help with networking, fundraising, or social media support, etc.;
  • If you have a skill or hobby and a passion for animals, let us know and we will find a place for you!

To become a TCHS volunteer just complete our online application by clicking the button below:

If you have questions, please feel free to send us an email at or call (276)779-9418.


Become a Member

Your membership will help our volunteers with spay/neuter assistance, transferring animals, and other needs for homeless pets. We are a 501(c) nonprofit charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible and used locally.

Download membership form (PDF)