Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs, and cats. Some animals may only need a home for several days, while others may need several months of care. By offering your time, energy, and home to an animal in need, you prepare an animal for adoption into a permanent home and prevent overcrowding in our shelter. How to sign up: Follow the link below to fill out our Foster Application. The staff will contact you dependent on current fostering needs of the shelter. If you have questions about fostering, please email the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chico Animal Shelter during regular business hours.