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 two reference checks.
  • 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.

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!

Okesha (right) & Josie (left)

Breed Shepherd Mix
Age 8 & 8 Years Od
Gender Female 
Size Large
Color Tan, Black, Brown
Spayed/Neutered  
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 

Meet Josie and Okesha!

Josie and Okesha are looking for a foster home while they wait for their forever home. These goofy girls love to cuddle, play, and are the best company to have around.

If you are interested in getting Josie and Okesha out of a kennel and into a house while they wait for their forever home, please consider fostering!

Atlas

Breed Shepherd Mix 
Age 2 Years
Gender Male
Size Large
Color Black
Spayed/Neutered  No
Declawed No 
Projected time in foster -6 Months

Meet Atlas!

This sweet guy is currently undergoing treatment for Heartworm and Lyme disease. Atlas is looking for a home with fosters who will be sure to stick to his medication calendar. He did come in with another dog, so he might be okay going to a home with a dog friend! He would prefer, however, a home with no small kids. Atlas is a good boy who walks well on a leash. His ideal home would be one with a backyard. Don't let his loud bark frighten you, he is only expressing his love!

Ducky

Breed Husky x Doodle mix 
Age 12 weeks
Gender Male 
Size Small
Color Brown&white
Spayed/Neutered  No
Projected Length of Foster   1-2 months
Reason for Foster Waiting for neuter
 

Meet Ducky!

Ducky is looking for a comfortable foster home for approximately 1-2 months while he waits to get neutered. Ducky is still working on his training, so he is looking for a foster who is prepared to take on a puppy and all of their training, such as: mouthing, housetraining, leash walking, etc.

Ducky would do fine in a household with other animals and small children.

Please note: Fostering does not guarantee you adoption for your foster dog.

Chicken

Breed Husky x Doodle mix 
Age 12 weeks
Gender Female
Size Small
Color White
Spayed/Neutered  No
Projected Length of Foster   1-2 months
Reason for Foster Waiting for spay
 

Meet Chicken!

Chicken is looking for a comfortable foster home for approximately 1-2 months while she waits to get spayed. Chicken is still working on her training, so she is looking for a foster who is prepared to take on a puppy and all of their training, such as: mouthing, housetraining, leash walking, etc.

Chicken would do fine in a household with other animals and small children.

Please note: Fostering does not guarantee you adoption for your foster dog.

Piggy

Breed Husky x Doodle mix 
Age 12 weeks
Gender Female
Size Small
Color White
Spayed/Neutered  No
Projected Length of Foster   1-2 months
Reason for Foster Waiting for spay
 

Meet Piggy!

Piggy is looking for a comfortable foster home for approximately 1-2 months while she waits to get spayed. Piggy is still working on her training, so she is looking for a foster who is prepared to take on a puppy and all of their training, such as: mouthing, housetraining, leash walking, etc.

Piggy would do fine in a household with other animals and small children.

Please note: Fostering does not guarantee you adoption for your foster dog.

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