Foster volunteers play a vital role for the Edmonton Humane Society. These volunteers open their hearts and homes to animals who are not yet ready for adoption.
Due to the outpouring of support from our community, applications for fostering are currently closed. We thank everyone for your generosity and willingness to help!
Those who applied and are not immediately matched with an animal will be kept on our foster contact list for when new animals come into our care who may be in need of fostering. In the meantime if you wish to support the care of our shelter animals, monetary donations are appreciated and can be made online here.
We will re-open the application form when we are in need of more foster volunteers. If you wish to be notified when that happens, please click the button below to provide your contact information.
Help Save Animal Lives – Become a Foster Parent!
Foster volunteers play a vital role for the Edmonton Humane Society. These volunteers open their hearts and homes to animals who are not yet ready for adoption. Animals who require foster care may be too young for adoption, sick or injured, need specific behaviour therapy, or perhaps just a quiet place to lay their heads. Some pets are very stressed at the shelter and do much better in a home environment, allowing their true personalities to come out. The foster program also opens up space in the shelter, freeing kennels to house and care for even more animals.
Foster volunteers provide temporary care in their homes until the animals are ready for adoption. The length of stay in a foster home can vary anywhere from two weeks to two months. Over 1400 animals benefit from foster care each year; spending time in a loving home environment sets them up for success in their future adoptive homes.
The EHS provides all supplies and veterinary care; foster parents provide much needed TLC and basic care such as feeding, exercise, grooming, socialization, and occasional medication administration (full instructions provided).
- 18+ years of age
- Resident pets must have current vaccines and be spayed/neutered
- Must have separate room to isolate foster animals (with bleachable surfaces)
- Must have time and lifestyle to support foster animals
- Regular access to reliable transportation
- Attend foster orientation
- Abide by foster agreement
- Basic knowledge of animal care and behaviour an asset
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