Our Foster Program is designed provide a safe, temporary home for shelter animals requiring extra care and nurturing. Foster care volunteers play a vital role by aiding in the recovery of animals until they become adoptable.
What type of animals need foster care?
Animals being fostered may have mild health concerns, behaviour issues, or are experiencing problems adjusting to life at the shelter. We often have females who are pregnant or still nursing their young and need time to themselves and their family. Regardless of the reason, these animals need some extra care and support which we are unable to provide in a shelter setting.
|Adopted Pets who have benefited from foster care:
Pepper & Chip
What are your requirements to be a foster volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, please note the following requirements:
- You must be 18 years of age or more.
- Your current pets must all be spayed or neutered and have up-to-date vaccinations.
- You should have a separate room to isolate a foster animal.
- You must have time to care for your foster animal.
- You must abide by the Fostering Agreement that you sign upon joining the program.
Detailed information is available in our Fostering Agreement, found below.
What support do I have?
As a foster care volunteer, you will receive everything you need. The Kingston Humane Society provides food, litter and any medications, examinations and prescription diets. If you have any questions or concerns, we are only a phone call away.
Can I adopt the animal in my care?
Though occasionally foster families decide to adopt a foster animal, this is not the intention of the program. Foster families can help many more animals by remaining in the program and helping animals become adopted through our regular Adoption Program.
*New: The What-Ifs of Fostering: a Q&A on our Foster Program.
I'm interested, what should I do now?
Review and complete our Fostering Agreement
then drop it off at the KHS or fax it in. When you commit your information will be kept on file and you will be contacted when we have a match.
For more information contact our foster coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-546-1291.
Do you have a story to tell about an animal you fostered through the Kingston Humane Society? If so, please share it with us. E-mail your story to email@example.com