Fostering

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 TheFunTimesGuide.com.

    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 - Natasha M

    Thank you to the board for naming me Foster of the Month, I was surprised but delighted to be recognized for my efforts:)

    I started volunteering with Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation this past April, first at fundraising events, then at the shelter & now luckily enough, fostering cats (including Gandalf who was adopted after starring in one of Calgary's own country music band's Nice Horse music videos!!) Stay tuned for the fruity four (Peach's litter) who will make a guest appearance on Global News!!

    Animals have always played a significant part in my life & I have a huge place in my heart for each of them. It was a no-brainer when looking for ways to contribute my spare time! The last few years have taken quite a toll on me so what better way to self medicate than by helping those less fortunate? I find that many volunteers are here for the same reason...to help & be helped in return. There is no judgement at PMRF, only gratitude.

    As a Red Seal Journeyman Concrete Finisher by trade with an on-going Bachelor's Degree in Communications, I am at a huge crossroads in my life career wise. My experience with PMRF is quietly guiding me toward a career in animal care - that much I have figured out ;)

    Currently I have 2 of my own cats, 2 fosters (Patches &. Rocket), & queen Peach with her 1mth old Fruity Four litter (Apricot, Rhubarb, Blueberry, & Pineapple). This has been challenging but not necessarily 'difficult'. Being allergic to cats definitely keeps me on top of full daily house cleanings - no joke haha.

    This has been an incredible journey thus far & I am excited to be a part of this charity that is rapidly gaining popularity. It feels good to be included in something that we are each very passionate about & are able to each chip in our different skills & connections. I look forward to meeting more volunteers and fosters as they each bring something unique to the table.

    Enjoy the rest of your Summer!!!

    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 foster@pawsitivematch.org