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Fostering

Enjoy the company of a four-legged friend while making a difference!

A fostering program provides:

  • a way to combat overcrowding within the shelter

  • more capacity to rescue animals in need

  • short-term care in loving, safe environments for animals to recover, socialize and increase opportunities for them to be adopted.


Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to several months and all medical costs are covered as are most other animal care costs. 

Is fostering right for you?  

There are many things to consider when deciding to foster an animal. Foster caregivers must:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a foster care application
  • Be able to set aside time to bring your foster animal in for follow-up vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery 
  • Take on the responsibility for routine care in your home during the foster period 
  • Isolate foster animals from family pets within the home, as required
  • Kitten-proof your home to reduce potential safety hazards
  • Maintain a peaceful, loving environment for the foster animals and spend quality time socializing them
  • Commit to the entire foster period with the animal 
  • Existing animals in your home must be up-to-date on vaccines and in good health
  • Every family member in the household will need to be prepared for the commitment and emotions involved with fostering. 

Those interested in applying for the foster program should contact LAWS at 613-283-9308, via Facebook,  by email, or download and fill out the foster application below and return it to the shelter.