JOIN OUR FOSTER ROSTER!
Fostering is one of the most important ways you can help animals in need. Providing our residents somewhere to stay for just a short amount of time helps save lives.
Our Foster Care Program
Our foster carers have one of the most critical roles at the shelter – they allow us to keep our promise to thousands of animals yearly.
Once the foster animal has recovered from illness or injury, they are returned to AWLQ and join our animal rehoming program.
Sometimes the fostering experience is so unique that foster carers choose to adopt the animal they have been caring for. Many of our staff and volunteers are proud of their “foster failures,” the foster animals they have adopted themselves.
What you need to know about pet fostering.
ANIMALS available for foster
THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS ARE SAVED EVERY YEAR
As a foster carer, you may assist animals with special medical or behavioural needs, mothers with nursing litters or underage animals who need special feeding and socialisation. Or even animals recovering from surgeries or may have an injury requiring specific care.
BE A FOSTER CARER, AND HELP SAVE LIVES
The length of foster assignments varies based on the needs of the animal. You will receive an approximate duration before you commit to an animal. Some of our youngest foster animals need around-the-clock care, including feedings every 2-3 hours. We will match you with a foster assignment that suits your schedule, availability and interests.