Yes, as long as you can commute to Winnipeg to attend vaccine and vet appointments, and adoption fairs and events.
While we don’t have a formal training program for our fosters, we have support staff ready to help answer any questions and concerns our fosters have.
If you would like to foster, please fill out the Foster Application form.
Does someone always have to be home? Most fosters work regular hours and participate in various activities. It’s okay for dogs to be alone for periods of time.
Sometimes a dog is adopted in a week or two, other times a dog stays in care for several months. We can’t guarantee when a dog will be adopted. What’s important is the foster dog has a loving home to live in until it is adopted.
If you cannot commit to a long period, you can still help! We also need temporary foster homes to take in dogs for shorter periods of time.
Having other pets in your home is fine and provides important socialization. Some dogs may not do well with other dogs, cats, or kids, so we place dogs that match your household.
Manitoba Mutts matches each foster dog with the best suited foster home. Some considerations include how the dog behaves with children, other dogs and cats. We do not move dogs who are already in foster care as it tends to be stressful for the dog when they move around.
We prefer that homes have fenced yards, but this is not mandatory.
We will re-home the foster dog as soon as possible. Sometimes a foster dog has unanticipated behaviours after getting into foster care, or there are conflicts with other family pets.
If you are able to wait a few days while we find a new foster home, this will avoid moving the dog more than necessary. If it is urgent, we will move the dog right away. When possible, we will connect the foster homes to coordinate a pickup/dropoff.
A temporary foster home takes in animals for short, usually pre-determined, periods of time (e.g., days, weeks). A temporary foster may be required:
- when a long-term foster goes on vacation
- when a long-term foster will not be available to care for their foster dog for a short period of time due to other commitments (work, family, etc.)
- after we take in a dog, but before their long-term foster home can take them in
For more information or to apply to foster, email [email protected]