HART currently has volunteer foster home opportunities available
and we'd love to hear from you!
Fostering a dog awaiting his/her adoption is a very rewarding, hands on experience; one that truly makes a difference in the life of a dog in need, and one that we are sure will enrich your life too. Foster opportunities are available throughout Ontario; East to Ottawa, West to London, South to Niagara and North to Sudbury. We're everywhere!!
Costs incurred while fostering (ie. medical care, food, etc.) are fully covered by HART; all you need to provide is a home filled with love and understanding for your new house guest! Volunteer coordinators are on hand to assist
with advice, training suggestions and support. We're only a phone call or email away!
Fostering is the perfect opportunity to meet and share a part of your life with so many wonderful characters. Taking part in the happy endings when they find their "forever homes", knowing you brought happiness to the adoptive family and truly gave a special dog a second chance at life is rewarding beyond words.
Fostering can bring companionship into your life, and/or the life of your own dog(s), without the long-term, financial aspect of dog ownership. Most dogs requiring a foster home find themselves homeless through no fault of their own, but rather a change in their previous owners life such as divorce, a new baby, a new job or re-locating. HART takes great care in placing the right dog into the right home to ensure a perfect match and this extends to foster homes as well.
When the dogs medical/behavioural needs are met, pictures
are taken for posting on the HART website, Petfinder.com, Facebook and our Blog, to promote
applications for adoptions. All applicants are thoroughly
"screened" by volunteer coordinators, including written
interview, /vet and personal reference checks, followed by a Home Visit.
Once an application is approved, the foster
guardian is provided applicant contact information to
arrange visitation and adoption. Paperwork is completed and an adoption donation is
paid to HART, to replenish funds needed to care for the next
If you are interested in learning more about our foster program and have a stable, loving home to offer a homeless dog in need, whether it be on a short term basis only, longer term, during emergency situations only, etc., please complete our foster application below. One of our volunteers will be in contact with you soon.
Download the Foster Application
Thank you for considering volunteering to HART! It is the
selfless work of devoted volunteers that make HART's work an
ongoing, significant advocate and resource for our
voiceless, four legged friends.