Animal Services Volunteer with foster kitten 

Watch our new Foster Video to learn how to become a foster with Lee County Domestic Animal Services!

Animal Services is in need of volunteers to provide foster homes for:

  • underage kittens and puppies
  • nursing mothers with kittens or puppies
  • sick or injured pets

If you are interested in providing foster care for these animals to help reduce euthanasia of adoptable pets and would like more information please email You can also complete our foster application and send via email or mail it to:

Lee County Domestic Animal Services
Attention: Foster Program 
5600 Banner Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33912 

Download a brochure about fostering cats.  For more information about fostering cats, call 239-533-9201. For information about fostering dogs, call 239-533-9233.



We have recently started a new Foster-to-Adopt program made possible by a grant from Maddie's Fund #ThanksToMaddie. This program allows adopters that may not be sure what breed, energy level, or size dog will fit into their home 10 days to spend with him or her and see if they are the perfect fit. What happens if it doesn't work out? That's ok. We understand it isn't always a perfect match. We give you a report card to fill out on the pet so that we have some much needed information to better pair them up next time and allow you to have a better idea of what kind of pet suits your lifestyle.

We also received an Innovation Grant from Maddie's Fund to help our Senior Pets and will be starting a program with our local rescue to assist with the cost that can go into fostering seniors.


Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless pets of Lee County.