Fostering is an incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunity to help a shelter animal who needs a temporary home, right now.
How it works
We provide all the supplies you need until the animal can be returned to the shelter for adoption. You provide a shelter animal with a temporary home. The only thing a you need is a separate room (spare room, laundry room, bathroom, etc.) to quarantine the foster animal from other animals in your home.
If you live outside Winnipeg, you can still foster for us, as long as you’re able to transport your foster pets into the city for check-ups and supplies.
Things you should know about before fostering
- Common illnesses in cats and dogs, and how you can handle them as a foster parent
- Behaviour issues with dogs and cats, and how you can understand and help your foster animals
- Important tips on how to socialize kittens and puppies
- Opportunities to participate in beginner and advanced dog training classes
Animals who need foster care
- Moms and babies (cats and dogs)
- Orphaned kittens or puppies
- Cats and dogs with minor injuries
- Dogs that don’t “show” well in a shelter atmosphere and need to be adopted through fostering (paperwork is still completed through the Adoptions Department)
- Cats and dogs that just need a break from the shelter
Call 204-982-2049 or email us for more information
You may also be interested in our SafePet program, which helps individuals leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing for their pets.