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. Wait to be contacted by the Foster Coordinator to see what kind of fostering is currently needed at Chico Animal Shelter. If you are unable to sign up online, you can pick up an application in the front office of Chico Animal Shelter. Please feel free to contact the Foster Coordinator if you have any questions or issues signing up via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling Chico Animal Shelter during normal business hours.