I would rather cry watching them leave our home to live a life of happiness and joy in a loving home, than cry because no one stepped up to help them and they died alone, frightened and sad in the shelter.

If you are here, we know you are considering opening your home to foster animals! Pawsitive Match is always on the lookout for families to welcome in a foster cat or dog. Fostering is a very rewarding and educational experience, and a great way to get some hands-on experience with pet ownership. By placing our animals in homes when they arrive, we are able to get them accustomed to family life while we find them the purrfect home.

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation relies upon its foster family volunteers to

  • Provide love and care for the foster animal in preparation for their adoption
  • Arrange meetings with the potential adoptive family
  • Transport their foster animal to vet clinics for necessary health care
  • Transport their foster animal to adoption events

In return, Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation provides our foster families with

  • All the necessary supplies (food, litter, toys, shampoo, etc.)
  • Around the clock support via email and phone calls
  • A sense of community among other foster families and volunteers
  • Training support, as needed

You must be certain that your own pets will accept and get along with foster dogs or cats. You must also ensure your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to taking in foster animals.

You can read more about what to expect as a dog foster at

If you are interested in fostering with us, please fill out the foster application below. If you have any further questions with respect to fostering, please do not hesitate to contact our foster team. For a list of animals currently needing fosters click here.

A special thanks to all of our fosters as we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you!

Foster of the Month

Foster of the Month - Randi and Ben

Ben and I first started fostering with another smaller rescue in 2010. Our elderly dog passed away from cancer in July 2013 and after a few weeks we decided to bring in another foster... their energy helped us through the grief of losing our best friend.

March 2014 we adopted Chase - an incredibly rambunctious 1 year old border collie who forced us to take a break from fostering in order to work on his training. When we were ready to return to fostering we decided to move to a larger agency. After some research and asking around we soon decided to apply as fosters with Pawsitive Match. We liked the fact that they took in dogs both locally and from other areas. As well as being open to all breeds and types of dogs.
We quickly became have been regular fosters. Chase usually takes a day or two to adjust to his new foster sibling but has always quickly become friends.

In our eight years on fostering we have only had one fail and that ended up being Fievel – our first and only foster kitty. He is loving and outgoing and a perfect fit to our little family.

Our family thinks we are crazy - every time they visit we have different dogs to introduce to them. However, fostering has become a part of who we are and we can't imagine life without the temporary furballs.

IMPORTANT: Foster homes are vital to our rescue organization so we strive to reply to each new application within a few days. Be sure to check your junk mail for a response. If you have not been contacted within a few days, please email