Cottage Paws Rescue and Mission

Before you start...

THANK YOU for considering volunteering with us - the animals sure need all the help they can get and every volunteer makes a huge difference! 

Please be sure to enter all fields required in the form otherwise it will not be sent to us :) Thank you!


What animal(s) are you interested in fostering? Please check all that apply below:

To be a medical or behavioural foster, we provide training on how to do so with our group, trainers, vets/techs, and continuous support during the foster period. This is a great way to learn about animals and the animals that need us most are the most rewarding (yet challenging) experience!

What would best describe your living arrangement?
Select which would best describe your yard:
What would best describe your street/neighborhood?
Do you have experience handling dogs?
Do you have a valid drivers license?
Are you able and willing to transport your foster dog/cat to vet appointments, possible trainer meetings and clinics if required?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Would you be required to have a criminal record check done if we should require one?
How would you describe the activity level of your home?
Do you currently have pets?
Are all your pets up to date on vaccinations?
Do you currently walk/run/jog with your pets? Please select the best choice below

Are you willing to work on your foster pet with issues? Please list all below that you are willing and able to work with.

Do you agree to puppy-proof your home and belongings so that things do not get damaged, chewed, swallowed by an animal? (animals can get into anything and chew phones, shoes, furniture, swallow chemicals, small objects, garbage, plants and food)
Do you agree to keep Cottage Paws Rescue informed and up to date with the progress of the animal(s) in your care with photos and updates on a weekly (or more often if you can) basis?
Do you agree to give adequate notice (more than a week if possible) should you need temporary care for the foster animal in your care?
Do you agree to return all property to Cottage Paws Rescue once you decide you are not going to volunteer/foster in the future?

FOSTER PARENT INFO Cottage Paws Rescue relies on foster homes to house, assess and develop our animals to be suitable pets that can be adopted to loving FOREVER homes. Ongoing support is always provided from our volunteer team during this process. Medical bills are arranged and paid for by our rescue ONLY. It is important that all vet visits are approved and arranged beforehand through us. We will supply you with a collar/leash/pet tag for our rescue as well as any shampoo, harness, and other donated items we acquire. Foster homes are responsible for food (If we do not have any donated food items available) and basic care.


THANK YOU very much for applying to join our team and help save lives. Foster parents are one of the most important parts of rescue and without foster homes, we would not be able to provide a safe, warm and loving place for rescue animals to live and flourish while they wait for a forever home. We will review your application and get back to you very soon. If you have any questions in the meantime please email us at