Volunteer foster homes are critical for shelter pets with special needs. Cats, dogs, and sometimes small animals come into BAHS and need extra care in a temporary foster home to help them become healthy, happy, and ready for adoption. BAHS determines which shelter pets qualify for foster care, and the health and behavior of all potential foster pets is evaluated prior to foster placement. Foster parents must be 18 years or older. If renting, you must have landlord approval.