We are 100% foster home based so foster homes are at the center of what we do. This is a huge benefit to the animal as they transition from life before rescue into their forever homes. At first glance, fostering a dog can seem like a big undertaking, but it is one of the most rewarding ways to make a difference in an abandoned or abused dog's life.

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Why you should foster

It is an emotionally rewarding experience that you can be a part of! Without foster parents opening up their home to these animals in desperate need of comfort and security our capacity to provide care for them would be severely compromised. Becoming a foster parent means you are becoming an integral part of our organization, and are helping to save the lives of animals who ended up in our program through no fault of their own. If you have extra love to give and a passion for making a difference, you should foster. When people say, "I couldn't foster because it would be too hard to give a dog up" we say "How can it be harder than knowing a dog died because no foster stepped up?"  And that's why we do it time and time again

  A foster home helped me  

To foster means to open your home temporarily to a pet (or pets) and provide love and care while they wait to be adopted. Paws It Forward provides everything else: support, medical care, food and supplies.


You can find more general information about fostering here.

What our fosters  say

read their stories

"We foster because

-it teaches our children to HELP and CARE for animals in need of homes no matter what the circumstances.

-it teaches our children that they can make a difference in the community

-it teaches our children that animals aren't perfect; and they deserve respect and rules

-it shows our children animals are a lot of work but the reward of them loving you back is immense

-its giving our family a chance to find an animal that's going to fit into our forever home

-they are just soooo cute"

- Callan Family

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Kelowna, B.C

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