Foster Program

Volunteer! BHS Foster Program Needs You!

We are currently unable to Foster many animals, but if you are interested in volunteering as a Foster Caregiver to assist in this effort please email:

or message us on our Facebok page:

Leave your name and phone number. We’ll contact you with information about how you can be involved in the important work of protecting and rehoming animals. Thank you!!

Important Note: The BHS cannot accept cats, kittens, dogs or puppies from people who want to release or abandon an animal. All animals must be accepted into the Foster Program with the approval of the Foster Coordinator, and with the continued support of the person releasing the animal to house and feed the animal. Releasing an animal into the care of strangers must be performed in a responsible manner and with appropriate protocols.

Becoming a Foster Caregiver

Finding yourself in the position of becoming a Foster Caregiver means reaching out with empathy and compassion for all living things; whether human or animal. It is a deeply satisfying experience for anyone who cares deeply about animals.

Providing Special Cat Needs

Cats love simple creture comforts! They love a treat (there never are enough), or a play toy to amuse themselves, and a fleece or flannel blanket to snuggle into. If you have small flannel or fleece cat blankets, or unused cat toys, and spare bags of cat treats, please give the BHS a call. We can certainly use them in providing a snug and safe place for our cats and kittens as they wait to be adopted and go home.

Please contact the Bannock Humane Society at: 208.232.0371 or email at:

Remember ~

To the World You May Only Be One Person,

But to the Animal You Rescue You Are The World

The decision to adopt a furry friend is not a simple one and requires a lifetime commitment for the fur-baby you choose.  For more information about local options available through our Bannock Humane Society reach out by phone at (208) 232-0371 or, truly the best method,
email:  We are happy to arrange a meet and greet for you along with the foster caregiver of the animal captivating your interest and the animal itself.  We also encourage bringing the family along, which may even include a pet (cat or dog) you may already have at home.  You will be able to speak directly with the foster parent of that animal.

Adoption Days

Please, join us at the Bannock Humane Society Building located at 850 Barton Road in Pocatello, Idaho on the following schedule for our Adoption Days.

  • Saturday, February 17, 2024 ~ 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 ~ 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • St. PawTricks Adoption Day
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 ~12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 2024 ~ 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024 ~ 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024 ~ 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Note: Please, contact the BHS Foster Coordinator if you are interested in adopting an animal.


Shipping Foster Animals

We are sorry but the Bannock Humane Society will NOT ship pets.  If you do not live locally and want to adopt one of our wonderful pets, please contact us and make arrangements to come and visit us in person!  We are fortunate enough at times to be able to arrange some transport assistance to close localities, but strongly feel a personal greeting is mandatory.

Adoption Fees

We continue to offer a low cost adoption for cats in the amount of $70.00.  The adoption includes FIV testing, all shots, rabies vaccination, spay/neuter and chipping.


Dog adoptions are $110.00  Dogs also go home spayed/neutered, have all shots,receive their rabies vaccination and are chipped.

The Pets for the Elderly program supports pet adoptions for senior citizens ages 60 years and up. Seniors are able to bring their furry friend home for $50.00 and are limited to two of these senior adoptions in one year. Pets for the Elderly animals are chipped as well.

Owner Commitment for Responsible Pet Ownership

These include:

      • Routine veterinary care including check-ups and vaccines.
      • Adequate nutrition through proper diet, clean water at all times.
      • Daily exercise
      • Regular grooming
      • Being responsible to properly control my dog by providing fencing where appropriate, not letting my dog run loose, and using a leash in public.
      • I will ensure that my pet has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoos, or microchip ID).
      • I will be responsible for my pet’s quality of life.
      • I understand that basic training is beneficial to all dogs.
      • I will give my pet attention and playtime.
      • I understand that adopting a pet is a commitment in time and caring.

Remember our pets are not just a piece of property or a new piece of furniture but a living and LOVING creature that has feelings too.  It is a proven fact that our pets are the only living things that care more about their owners than about themselves.


The Foster Program seeks to:

The Foster Program at the Bannock Humane Society provides safety and a secure temporary homes to dogs and cats. One of the most important tasks for the BHS is to ensure that each and every at-risk pet who comes our way has a warm place to stay with food and love, before we are able to find them a forever home.

      • Provide homeless cats and dogs with temporary shelter, food, and loving care.
      • Provide assistance in placing a new pet with potential families.
      • Ensure animals in the program receive their immunizations, spaying and neutering to provide a long healthy life.

Foster Caregivers

Foster Caregivers are extremely important! The Foster Program needs more caring people who are willing to take in a dog or cat until a new home can be found.

Please contact us if you are that very special person, a Foster caregiver.

Bannock Humane Society
850 Barton Road
P.O. Box 332
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone: 208.232.0371