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Foster Care - How it works

*  When the ASNN receives a call about an animal we will evaluate the animal's particular needs at our facility and determine if it needs a foster home immediately. If it does not we place them in our general population and continue to monitor their progress. 
*  If the animal does not seem to be progressing we start contacting fosters that would be willing to work with them. 
*  The ASNN provides any and all medical care and supplies that may be needed for the care of the animal.   
*  The foster animal will then go on the ASNN adoption list, ASNN web site and
*  When the animal is asked to be adopted, the ASNN Coordinator will contact the foster Parent and will facilitate the adoption.

If you have further questions about becoming a Foster Parent with ASNN, please call the shelter at (402)750-4665.

Become a Foster parent

Thank you for your interest in becoming a ASNN Foster Parent.  A Foster Parent provides temporary care for animals in the Northeast Nebraska area.  By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a forever home.  

We currently have a facility but would utilize our foster families for extremely young kittens and puppies, animals that don't do well in a shelter environment (losing weight, stressed out all the time, etc.), or any other unique situation. 

We believe that the abandoned and abused animals that come to the ASNN deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving, forever home. This includes those that may need a little more TLC than the average animal that walks through our doors. If those aren't enough reasons to become a foster parent, consider these:

-Foster animals are temporary companions offering their love freely

-You'll be helping to socialize an animal so they become more adoptable and better companions

-You can put that spare bedroom to good use

-You'll delight at the smiles on the faces of the Parent that adopts your foster animal and possibly make new friends along the way

-Fostering helps you explore many different breeds of dogs and cats to help you decide which traits you'd like in your next companion animal

-If for some reason you can't keep a full-time companion animal, fostering for short time periods is an ideal solution

-You'll know that you're making a huge difference in the lives of your fosters - saving the life of an animal

Foster Application

To become a foster, please start by submitting the following form. You may either fill this out online, in person or you may print a copy (at bottom of page) and bring it in. After submitting this application, we will keep it on file until we are in need of a foster, at which time we will contact you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (402)750-4665 or email us at

Please take a few minutes to read and complete this application.  Please answer each question completely and honestly.  We will not process incomplete applications so please do your best to answer all of the questions on this application.  The information you provide is confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.


In order to be considered as a foster, you must:

·         Be 19 years of age

·         Provide a safe and separate area for the foster animal(s)

·         Provide proof that ALL current animals are altered and up to date on all vaccines

Animal History Information: Please list current pets

Pet #1

Pet #2

Please read the following CAREFULLY and understand that by submitting this application, you agree to the following:


I understand that if my application is not approved, it is not for reasons of personal bias, but for the welfare of the animals and part of the policy set forth by the ASNN's board of directors.

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