About the Home Away From Home Program
As part of the Keep ‘Em Together, KC initiative, KC Pet Project offers a temporary care program for families in need of a temporary home for their pets during times of crisis. Reasons acceptable for participation in the Home Away from Home program include, but are not limited to:
- The owner and animal(s) are displaced from their home due to a natural disaster.
- The owner is a survivor of domestic violence.
- The owner is temporarily hospitalized for medical treatment or rehabilitation.
- The owner and animal(s) are facing a temporary change in housing due to an extenuating circumstance such as the owner’s illness or loss of housing such as eviction or foreclosure.
Upon submitting a completed foster application, it may take up to 72 hours for an application to be reviewed. Upon review, a member of our Keep ‘Em Together, KC team will be in touch to discuss your application and the Home Away from Home program. As Kansas City’s municipal shelter, placement for pets enrolled in the Home Away from Home program depends solely on the availability, skills, and willingness of approved foster homes. Thank you for considering your home as a safe temporary space for a pet family in need.
Please provide the following information. KC Pet Project may use the information that you disclose to add your information into our shelter’s secure database systems. Additionally, your information will help us learn more about the community’s interest in providing temporary foster care for owned pets. KC Pet Project will never sell or share your information outside of KC Pet Project.