Foster parents provide a temporary safe place for some of our more vulnerable cats and dogs to grow, rest, and heal, while giving us additional information about them and time to find them a permanent home.  Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for longer.  

Our greatest foster needs are:

  • Cats and Dogs that are not adjusting to shelter life
  • Cats and Dogs recovering from injury or illness
  • Momma Dogs and Cats with litters
  • Orphaned kitten and puppies

Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and focuses on matching you with an animal that fits your experience and home. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. CCHS is always looking for more foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.

Most common reasons cats and dogs need foster care:
They are too young to be spayed or neutered and adopted out into permanent homes. When kittens and puppies are eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds, they can be spayed or neutered and made available for adoption.
They are nursing a litter of kittens or puppies. Although the shelter is a safe environment, it is not the best for raising babies.
They are being treated for injuries or illnesses.

CCHS provides:

All food, veterinary care and medicine for foster animals, plus plenty of support to foster parent volunteers.

Foster parent volunteers provide

​Time, a place in their home and lots of love. 

Foster to Adopt:

Interested in adopting but worried about finding the perfect match or having enough time for a new family member?  The Foster to Adopt program could be right for you!  Try the cat or dog of your choice in your home before committing to adoption! 

Foster Play Dates:  

Landlord restrictions?  Not enough time or resources?  The Foster Play Date is a great option for you!  Take them over the weekend, over your lunch hour, or for the afternoon!  Foster Play Dates help the animals get some much needed socialization and experience outside of the shelter and help you get your fur fix!

Foster to Re-home:

Need help finding your pet a home but worried about leaving them at the shelter?  Sign up to foster and your pet can stay with you while using CCHS resources to find them a new home.  CCHS will provide the vetting, medical care and supplies!

Our mission is to engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals and provide resources for those who require support for the animals in their lives. 




Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you to go over any questions you have and arrange for a home visit.


7648 222nd Road

Winfield, KS 67156

Phone: (620) 221-1698



​Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed