Prairie’s Edge Humane Society wants to save as many animals as possible-even those who aren’t yet ready to be adopted into a forever home. To this end we have a group of animal lovers who open their homes to homeless animals-our foster parents.


Becoming a foster parent requires an approval process, followed by a one hour training session in addition to our regular volunteer orientation. At the foster training you will learn the

whys, wherefores, and rules of the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society foster program.

The training is held at the shelter and lasts about an hour.  If you are interested in becoming a foster home please fill out the foster application.  You can download a foster application by clicking here.  

Dates for our foster training will be posted on our website, or you can call the shelter at 507-334-7117 for more information!

What is a foster parent?

A foster parent is a person who temporarily takes a shelter animal into their home.

What does a foster do?
A foster cares for shelter animals who need time to grow, heal, or to just  get out of the shelter  for a little while.
How much does it cost to be a foster parent?
Nothing! The shelter provides food, crates, blankets, bowls, litter and litterboxes, medication- whatever your foster needs!
What if my foster animal gets sick?
Call the shelter. We provide medical care for all our animals, even those out in foster care.
What if I don’t want to give my fostered animal back?
You can adopt your fosterling by following the usual adoption procedures and paying the adoption fee.