Become a Foster Parent
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is built on a network of foster homes. At any given time AARCS has approximately 600 animals in foster care. Without volunteer foster families we would not be able to rescue and rehome hundreds of animals each year.
When you foster, you bring in a cat or dog into your home and give him/her the love and care like you would your own pet. You provide a temporary, safe and loving environment for a homeless pet. Fostering provides you and your family with an enjoyable and rewarding experience, teaching all family members the importance of second chances which we think is something very valuable in all aspects of life. By opening your home and heart to a homeless pet YOU will save a life of a homeless pet.
AARCS’ foster program aims to temporarily home animals until they find their forever homes. We often have animals that have never been in homes, and need to learn everything that goes with living in a house and being a loved pet. We require a 3 month commitment to fostering, and that you keep your foster until it is adopted. The foster program is not a foster-to-adopt trial period, but we do of course allow foster homes to adopt their foster animal.
AARCS is currently accepting applications for foster homes for medium/large breed dogs/puppies, cats/kittens and medical or behavioural fosters. We do not currently have a need foster homes for small breed dogs. *Please note: Due to the high volume of email applications, it may take up to a week for a foster home interview**
We have a need for fosters for all types of dogs: puppies, medical, shy, behavioural, whelping/maternity foster homes. We currently do not have a cat foster program in Edmonton.
Medical and Behavioural Foster Homes
We have an URGENT NEED for cat and dog fosters that are able to take in medical or behavioural/shy fosters, whelping/maternity foster homes, and/or that have no children and/or other pets. To be a medical or behavioural foster, we only require basic animal knowledge. We provide you with trainers, vets/AHT’s, and continuous support. This is a great way to learn more about animals and to REALLY help an animal that needs it.
What Is Involved?
AARCS pays all reasonable expenses, including but not limited to, all veterinary care and food and when available provide other items such as toys, treats, kennels, etc. Foster homes provide a safe, loving environment until a suitable adoptive home is found and assists in providing basic training, house-training, and transportation to vet appointments, etc.
Complete a Foster Home Application
*We are currently updating our process for Dog Foster Home Applications, you will be re-directed via email.