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Thank you for considering becoming a foster! A solid foster network allows Winnebago County Animal Services to care for hundreds more disadvantaged pets than would otherwise be possible!

aFostering is a wonderful and rewarding way to help animals who require a little extra attention and care before they are able to be adopted into a permanent home- more specifically, nursing moms with kittens too small for adoption, heartworm-positive animals and pets with injuries or other medical conditions.


  • Fosters must be a least 18 years old and pass a background check.
  • All cats and dogs that live at the foster’s address must be current with a rabies shot and county rabies tag.
  • If interested in fostering, please view the New Volunteer Orientation document. 
  • If you’re ready to apply to become a Foster Volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application. Once you complete the application, you will be contacted if we need more information.


If you have questions about our Foster Program, please contact WCAS’ Adoption and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Amber Pinnon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thank you!

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Use a rabies tag, microchip, or an ID tag with your name and current phone number.

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Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
P: 815-319-4100
F: 815-319-4101

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

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