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Become a Foster Parent

Fostering animals is a rewarding and enjoyable experience! By temporarily taking an animal into your home, you can make a huge difference in their life, and ultimately help them find forever homes. Please review the descriptions below to determine if fostering is right for you.

 

Benefits for the Animal

 

Foster parents play a vital role by taking animals into their homes, providing basic care that includes exercise, food, grooming and love, as well as special care such as medications, vet visits, socializing or training. By providing a quiet, relaxed home environment for an animal, a foster home allows an animal’s true personality to shine through and ultimately makes the animal more adoptable. Foster homes can be ideal places for young animals not ready for adoption, such as puppies and kittens. As well, a foster home can provide a quiet place for an animal to recover from surgery or to have a litter and raise their babies in a stress-free environment.

 

Benefits for You

 

Foster parents play a vital role by taking animals into their homes, providing basic care that includes exercise, food, grooming and love, as well as special care such as medications, vet visits, socializing or training. By providing a quiet, relaxed home environment for an animal, a foster home allows an animal’s true personality to shine through and ultimately makes the animal more adoptable. Foster homes can be ideal places for young animals not ready for adoption, such as puppies and kittens. As well, a foster home can provide a quiet place for an animal to recover from surgery or to have a litter and raise their babies in a stress-free environment.

 

Benefits of Fostering Include:

  • If you’re considering adopting, you can “try” an animal in the home to see if your family is ready for the full-time commitment.

  • You will have the joy of watching an animal play, grow and flourish in your care.

  • You will teach your children responsibility and care for an animal.

  • Flexibility. For example, if you are going away for a while you can take a fostering break and restart when you return.

  • You would be directly involved in saving a life!

Important Information When Fostering

  • If you’re considering adopting, you can “try” an animal in the home to see if your family is ready for the full-time commitment.

  • You will have the joy of watching an animal play, grow and flourish in your care.

  • You will teach your children responsibility and care for an animal.

  • Flexibility. For example, if you are going away for a while you can take a fostering break and restart when you return.

  • You would be directly involved in saving a life!

  • Please make sure I am on leash when outside in a non-secure area.  I am a Northern Community dog and for the most part have been living without a fence. There is a possibility I will bolt and now I am lost and don’t know where to go.

 

 

How to Become a Foster Parent

 

While fostered, the animal remains under the guardianship of Prince George Humane Society. As such, we will provide food, dishes, litter, toys, other supplies and veterinary care. We will also provide necessary advice and guidance. You provide the love and friendship! If we do not have a suitable animal in need, we will keep your application on file and will contact you when one becomes available.

 

To Become a Foster Parent:

 

  • Fill in the foster application form below and submit.

  • Discuss the position with the Foster coordinator who will be in contact.

  • Arrange a home check.

  • Be contacted about fostering when there is an animal in need.

  • Foster the animal until such time at it is adopted.