I would rather cry watching them leave our home to live a life of happiness and joy in a loving home, than cry because no one stepped up to help them and they died alone, frightened and sad in the shelter.

If you are here, we know you are considering opening your home to foster animals! Pawsitive Match is always on the lookout for families to welcome in a foster cat or dog. Fostering is a very rewarding and educational experience, and a great way to get some hands-on experience with pet ownership. By placing our animals in homes when they arrive, we are able to get them accustomed to family life while we find them the purrfect home.

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation relies upon its foster family volunteers to

  • Provide love and care for the foster animal in preparation for their adoption
  • Arrange meetings with the potential adoptive family
  • Transport their foster animal to vet clinics for necessary health care
  • Transport their foster animal to adoption events

In return, Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation provides our foster families with

  • All the necessary supplies (food, litter, toys, shampoo, etc.)
  • Around the clock support via email and phone calls
  • A sense of community among other foster families and volunteers
  • Training support, as needed
  • You must be certain that your own pets will accept and get along with foster dogs or cats. You must also ensure your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to taking in foster animals.

    You can read more about what to expect as a dog foster at

    If you are interested in fostering with us, please fill out the foster application below. If you have any further questions with respect to fostering, please do not hesitate to co contact our foster team. For a list of animals currently needing fosters click here.

    A special thanks to all of our fosters as we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you!

    Foster of the Month

    Foster of the Month - Karen Findlay

    Firstly thank you for the recognition. It was a surprise for sure.

    I am on a charity/volunteering committee at work & suggested that we try volunteering at an animal shelter. One of my peers found out about Pawsitive Match & we scheduled to help out at AH on a Saturday in April 2017. We all had a great time that day. I walked out of AH that Saturday feeling like this was the place for me. I had been looking to volunteer somewhere for awhile. I loved the fact that I could easily help in a small way at AH in the evenings or on a weekend. It was also something my husband & I could do together, instead of the typical movie date.

    Anyway time passed & I enjoyed going to weekly shifts at AH. One day there was an urgent request for fostering of the sweet treat pups . My heart melted seeing them & next thing I know I'm talking to Lisa & heading to her place to pick 3 pups up. That's how fostering started.

    I had started fostering June 15th & for the most part have been fostering ever since. I have two resident labs & fostering the 5 to 9 wk old pups has fit into our lives & home perfectly. My husband has embraced this new crazy endeavour & I couldn't do it without him.

    My other reason for helping out with Pawsitive Match besides the puppies is the people. This is such a wonderful community of supportive, caring, amazing group. There are so many people involved daily to make this organization possible & each one I have encountered is wonderful.

    I am currently working personally on some fund raising for Pawsitive Match as well. I am making & selling Christmas cards with all proceeds being donated.

    I just love this organization & am so blessed to play a small part in it.

    IMPORTANT: Foster homes are vital to our rescue organization so we strive to reply to each new application within a few days. Be sure to check your junk mail for a response. If you have not been contacted within a few days, please email