Arizona Humane Society is looking for foster parents for pets of active military men and women who are away on deployment.
Project Active Duty foster program is unique because it can last for years and many times requires homes that are child or pet-free.
4-year-old Zion, for example, has foster parents, but they are snowbirds. Zion must go to AHS' Campus for Compassion throughout the summer while they are away.
Zion will go to Hawaii to be reunited with his military mom soon, but he must first go through a 120 day transition period.
According to AHS, Zion would do best in a home with no cats and no dogs or a maximum of one dog who doesn't mind playing with the big goofball. Potential fosters can bring their own dog in for a meet and greet with Zion.
During the summer, up to 100 pets are in need of extra recovery time. Not only are Project Active Duty foster parents needed, but they're also looking for people to foster mother dogs with puppies, mother cats with kittens and animals with orthopedic problems who require six to eight weeks of strict cage rest.
If you're interested in becoming a pet's foster parent, visit www.azhumane.org.
Their next training session is:
Arizona Humane Society's Project Active Duty program
July 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunnyslope Training Center
9226 N. 13th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021