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 - Melanie B

    Here's my story:

    According to the website the foundation started with "two individual with big heart and then other volunteers climbed on board and as of late spring of 2007, the group expanded into a new organization: "Pawsitive Match Rescue". In the fall of 2011, Pawsitive Match evolved once more." I was a part of the people that joined in 2007. Lots of work needed covered and we did our best at filling all the positions we could at the same time. If I remember properly, we met once a week at one of our volunteer's house who was kind enough to host our meetings. At that time we didn't even had a shelter. The dogs arriving we put directly to approved foster homes or to our own houses. It's kind of vague all what happened at the time. I remember being really busy doing all sorts of things. I am still impressed that the handful of us managed to save all the dogs we did. New volunteers came on board to help with time. Roles were filled and At one point my life situation changed and I had to step away from rescuing. I always kept good memories of that time.

    Recently, my life situation changed once more allowing me to return to help animals. This time as a foster home. I like seeing the dogs finding their family and also seeing them show their personality. I think fostering is important because we get to be the voice for these animals. We get to know them. Fostering is rewarding most of the time. Unfortunately there are times when it's not perfect but the group is a good team of people helping/ supporting each other which makes the harder times easier. Since my return in February, 5 dogs and 3 cats I have fostered have found homes. I think the hardest part of fostering is to not get too attached to those animals (I have failed 3 times in the last 10 years) but when you get to meet the families and see how happy they are, it makes it easier. Glad to be back!

    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