The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth is in dire need of foster homes for 16 large-breed dogs.
“We are desperately looking for volunteer foster parents who can take in large breed dogs until they are ready for adoption,” said Denise Rowse, manager of volunteers, in a news release. “We provide training, food, supplies, and medical care, while all you have to do is provide space and lots of love.”
The humane society is currently caring for 21 large dogs and 16 of them are on-site between Kitchener and Stratford.
“We provide training, food, supplies, and medical care, while all you have to do is provide space and lots of love," added Rowe.
A foster home significantly decreases a dog’s stress and anxiety, and having a family to care for them in a home environment ensures their overall happiness, the release stated.
“Fostering a pet is an enriching experience. You help them when they need it the most, and play a critical role in their journey to a forever home,” said Kathrin Delutis, humane society chief executive officer. “With a growing need, I’m hopeful that our communities will answer our call out.”
For those interested in adoption, there is a promotion where the humane society has reduced fees for select dogs that have been looking for their forever home for a while. If you want to become a large-dog foster parent, click here to submit an application.