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 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 - Pam I

I originally had just lost my dog and was not sure if I was ready to commit to having another yet.  A friend told me about Pawsitive Match, and I went to one of the meet the dogs functions.  I fostered a dog named Romeo for about a month before he was adopted.  Then I saw Dax’s picture on the website and read that she had been at the SPCA in Red Deer for a year and a half and in Athabasca before that and I thought, that dog is not spending one more night in a kennel.  It will be 5 years in April that I have been fostering Dax.  So I kind of did commit to a permanent dog.  She and I are best friends now.  She loves to go camping with me and for walks.  She still cannot be around other dogs, or I would be fostering more.

Attached is a picture of her and I camping.  She doesn’t look thrilled in the picture but she does like me, I’m sure of 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