Interested in being a foster parent? While this is a very flexible volunteer position, it requires a great deal of dedication and time. The benefits can be extremely rewarding - you’ll receive unconditional love from your foster animal and the joy of knowing that you were able to help save shelter animal. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for anyone willing to make a short-term commitment for our organization.
Our Foster Care Program truly saves lives! Since we shelter more than 8,000 animals a year, space is limited in the shelter for any animals needing extra time to heal or to grow. An animal could need foster care for any of these reasons:
- Pregnant or nursing dogs and cats
- Medical cases such as recovery from amputation or needing cage rest
- Dogs and cats needing some extra time and TLC to recover from respiratory illness
- Underweight dogs
- Behaviorally challenged dogs that may be a little shy or some socializing
- Underage kittens and puppies without their moms
What are the requirements for being a foster volunteer?
- Be 21 years or older OR have an adult (21+) supervisor as a head of your volunteer foster team.
- Have the support of all individuals living in your home.
- Have consent of your landlord.
- Have your own pets spay or neutered and current on all vaccinations
- Receive a PACFA (Pet Animal Care Facility Act) required home inspection.
- Understand that PAS is not responsible for any damage or injury done by a foster animal in your care.
- Understand that the animal remains the property of PAS and needs to be returned to the shelter for adoption.
If you are interested in becoming a foster provider, you must complete a Volunteer Foster Provider Application prior to reserving your seat at the next available Volunteer Orientation to get started. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly M. Boudreau, Volunteer Coordinator, by emailing email@example.com or calling 719.404.5415.