Fostering

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 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 - Brianna G

    My journey with PMRF started when we adopted our puppy from them in November of 2016. I was so impressed with their knowledge and support while we were going through the adoption process. After speaking with some of the volunteers, I realized how in need of foster homes they really were. My husband, Dylan and I agreed that as soon as our puppy was house trained we would open our hearts and home to foster some of these sweet animals. I am a stay at home mom with a 4 year old and 6 year old so it was the perfect opportunity to commit to helping, training and loving animals while teaching my kids a valuable lesson. We do have the power to help homeless animals and make a huge difference in their lives.

    We have had puppies, young dogs, older dogs and now we have our first litter of orphaned kittens. It is so rewarding being able to watch a scared dog come out of their shell and turn into a giant snuggle bug with an amazing personality. We haven’t had a bad experience with fostering stray or surrendered dogs. Every single one of them has ultimately wanted only be loved and enjoy our company. Originally we thought it would be hard to let the dogs go after we have bonded with them and grown to really love them but seeing a happy new family come to pick them up and give them a loving forever home is the best reward and completely fills our hearts with joy.

    Our first foster was a dog named Swiper, he was an older small black lab cross and he came to us very shut down and afraid. As soon as he got to our home he was smiling, greeting my kids with licks and nuzzles. He quickly became my 4 year old's best buddy and he would always supervise him while he was playing and keep watch over him when new people came close. Swiper ended up in a family with children the same age as my own and this was the most perfect home for Swiper! Only tears of pure joy after he left our home. 

    Right now we are fostering a litter of 4 two week old orphaned kittens. This is definitely the most rewarding experience as a foster family so far, watching them get stronger and learn is just amazing.
    Originally I thought fostering would be a temporary thing for my family while I was a stay at home mom, but we love it so much that we are going to continue fostering. I've learned that it is possible with 2 working parents to still provide loving homes for foster cats and dogs. Thank you PMRF for allowing our family to be a part of your foster team, teaching us about behaviour, training techniques and showing huge amounts of support every step of the way. 

    Brianna Grimm

    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