Information for Foster Volunteer Applicants

Foster Volunteer Requirements:

To make sure you can help as many animals as possible, foster volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Show proof of spay or neuter and up-to-date vaccinations for current pets.
  • Have a separate room to isolate a foster animal.
  • Have time to care for foster animals.
  • Have access to a vehicle.
  • Abide by the foster agreement.
  • Attend a general and foster orientation.
  • Understand that foster volunteers cannot adopt their foster animals.

NOTE - The OHS provides all the food, supplies and medical care the animal needs.

Completing an application does not guarantee a volunteer position.

We welcome and embrace volunteers from all backgrounds and identities. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all volunteers to contribute their unique skills and perspectives toward our shared mission.

foster volunteer holding a cat in a home

Personal information provided by you in this application may be used pursuant to the OHS Privacy Policy available online at or by contacting the privacy officer at 613-725-3166 ext. 246. Information may be used for purposes of follow-up, future OHS communications and solicitations, and statistical analysis.

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