Fostering for HSLM

About Fostering for HSLM

By opening your home to a foster animal, you can make a world of difference in their life. Most animals thrive in a home environment, and your care and support can help them overcome medical and behavioural challenges. Humane Society London & Middlesex provides all the necessary animal care expenses and supplies, so your time, home, and love are the only things needed. Your act of kindness can truly make a positive impact on a furry friend in need.

Important things to consider:

  1. Do you have enough time to properly care for a foster animal? How long will the animal be left alone each day?
  2. Do you have a separate room to isolate a foster animal if needed?
  3. How will your current pets (if any) react to having a foster animal in their home?
  4. Are all members of your household prepared for the commitment and emotions involved with fostering?
  5. Can you make your home safe for a kitten or puppy by removing any potential hazards?
  6. Do you have the time and energy to take full responsibility for each animal's care during the entire foster period?
  7. If your foster animal has a scheduled vet appointment, are you committed to driving them to the shelter, even if in the middle of the day?

Foster Volunteer Requirements:

To ensure that you can help, there are certain requirements that you must meet to become a foster volunteer:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide proof of spay or neuter and up-to-date vaccinations for your current pets.
  • You must have access to a vehicle, and live within a 40-minute drive to the shelter.
  • You must abide by the foster agreement that you will sign upon joining the program.
  • You must refrain from fostering animals from other organizations or rescues while fostering an HSLM animal(s).
  • You must provide a Police Record Check. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance of the foster volunteer application.
  • You must understand that you will be eligible to apply to adopt a foster pet(s); however, there is no guarantee that you will be approved to adopt your foster pet(s).

Please keep in mind that completing an application does not guarantee a foster position. Applications are reviewed within 7 days, and selected applicants will be contacted for next steps.

If you have any further questions or need more information, please call the Animal Health Department at 519-451-0630 x227.

Dogs Looking for Foster:

It is important to note that we are always looking for cat and critter foster volunteers. This website highlights only our dogs who are looking for foster homes.

Meet Trixie

Animal ID 52046034 

Species Dog 

Breed American Bulldog

Age 6 Years

Gender Female

Size Large 

Spayed/Neutered  Yes

Housetrained Yes 

No Small Kids  Yes

Everyone in our shelter has just fallen in love with this sweet girl.

Trixie is looking for a comfortable foster home while our Animal Health Department further examines the sores on her legs and paw.

One thing you need to know about Trixie is she is a BIG lovebug. She wants all your attention and will soak up any cuddles and affection you have to offer. She has previously lived with younger children and did well, so she would be fine to go to a foster home with kids. Trixie would be best as the only pet in the house.

If you are interested in fostering, please complete the Foster Volunteer Application and be sure to mention the dog you wish to foster in your application!

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