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Are you interested in becoming a foster home?

Do you want to be part of the team that is driving change to set standards in animal rescue?

If so, pause4change is looking for you!

Fostering is a great way to make a difference and enact change within our community. Without the time and dedication of our foster homes, we would not have the ability to save the animals we do.

Foster Home Support

  • Around the clock support; when you need us we will be there for you.

  • A structured training program that allows you to learn the basics in training, how dogs learn, canine communication and body language, dog health and first aid.

  • On-going support and training. Although part of our assessment program is to identify that the animal is the right fit for your home, sometimes certain animals aren’t the proper fit for certain foster homes. If it’s not working out, call us and we will help you work through the situation or relocate the animal to a new foster home.

  • Access to free puppy daycare programs for your foster pup(s) to provide socialization and training. We also understand that puppies are a lot of work and we believe in giving our fosters well-deserved breaks when needed!

  • Access to free basic obedience training classes for your foster pups(s) to attend.

  • No out-of-pocket expenses. Everything is provided for you. This includes kennels, x-pens, blankets, towels, collars, harnesses, leashes, toys, food, and treats.

  • Volunteers are also available to assist with transporting of animals in your care to veterinary appointments.

  • Foster families are a part of the adoption process as they know the puppy best. We encourage our foster homes to engage in the final adoption decision with the aid of our Pause4Change Adoption Team

  • We know that your foster experience with pause4change will be positive and rewarding!

What does it take to be a pause4change Foster?

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and all members of the household in agreement.

  • All current animals in the home must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and dewormed.

  • All current animals in the home must be spayed/neutered, unless reasonable explanation (i.e. medical condition, too young).

  • Ideally a completely fenced yard, but we do have exceptions depending on the circumstances and type of dogs.

  • If renting, a permission letter from your landlord.

  • Commitment to the duration of the time the animal is in foster care. This can vary depending on several factors including but not limited to: age of the dog, any behavioural challenges the dog might have etc.

  • Signed waiver & release.

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