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Dog Foster

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Dog Foster
Date Posted: Friday, July 7, 2023
Organization Name: Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue
Organization Contact: Hopeful Tales Dog Rescue All replies via email
(000) 000-0000
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Why Foster? - Our rescue is 100% volunteer-based. We rely on our fosters to provide a safe environment for our dogs to help with their transition from being rescued to being welcomed into their forever home. Foster homes are vital in helping dogs decompress and setting them up for success. As a foster, you will provide dogs with the opportunity to become socialized and help determine their character, needs and abilities. Fosters play an instrumental role in ensuring that the most suitable home is selected for dogs, leading to a successful adoption. By fostering, not only are you saving a life, but you can feel confident that your contributions are making a difference to dogs in need.
Type of Organization: Service Club
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Main Responsibilities:
•Provide a loving, nurturing environment for the dog.
•Book and bring the dog to vet appointments.
•Provide some basic training (e.g. house training, crate training, basic commands, leash walks, etc.).
•Pick up the dog’s supplies.
•Provide adoption coordinator with regular updates and photos on the dog’s progress.
•Attend meet and greets with potential adopters.

•There is no financial cost to foster. All supplies (dog bed, food, crate, leash, collar, toys, pee pads, etc.), vet and medication expenses are covered by HTDR.
•HTDR provides continuous support to fosters through their assigned foster, medical and adoption coordinators.
•HTDR’s foster community is connected through social media to provide support, suggestions and resources.
•HTDR works with fosters to match them with dogs that meet their preferences (size, age, temperament, etc.)
•Accepting a rescue dog is voluntary and fosters determine their availability.
•If a placement is not working out, an alternate foster will be found as quickly as possible.
•Assistance with transportation of dog and supplies can sometimes be arranged.

Frequently Asked Questions
•Fostering typically lasts 3 to 15 weeks, depending on the needs of the dog.
•Foster homes can have children and other pets. Pet vaccinations must be up-to-date.
•Condos and apartments are welcome as foster homes once it is verified that dogs are allowed in the building.
•HTDR currently has fosters in Toronto and several regions around the GTA. Please note that veterinarian partners are mostly located in Toronto and around the GTA.
•Planning to travel? No problem. Fostering works around your schedule.

To learn more about fostering with HTDR, please visit our website:

If fostering is right for you, please fill out an application:

Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Short Term (less than 3 months)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Tuesday, September 30, 2025
Areas of Interest:
  • Agricultural / Animals / Animal Services
Skills / Experience:
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