Battlefords Humane Society Inc.

Finding homes for wonderful animals

Foster Homes:

Fostering can be a very rewarding, emotional, and exciting experience. You get to be part of that animals new life journey. The journey they get to start and go on once they have come through our doors and the temporary home they get to be in with you until they find their furrever home and family. You get to show them what a family life feels like, what a warm blanket and bed with toys is all about. You get to introduce them to family time and walks, Treats, Snuggles and Cuddles and how it feels to be loved. 


For some families its also an opportunity to be able to have an animal short term when they have the time. Sometimes life is to busy and it's just not the right time to commit to an animal for 10-15 years. Either you travel, or work keeps you gone for long periods of time, whatever the case may be.... Fostering is a way to have an animal temporarily when you do have some extra time and want to be able to spend it with an animal in the home. We provide everything the animal will need while in your care, food, toys, blankets, a kennel if you need one, collar/leash, treats, litter, litter box as well as all medical that may be required. You provide the love and affection and attention. 

Please understand that most of our shelter animals come with underlying issues such as total lack of human contact which leads them to be timid, unsure of most situations, scared and want to hide, will not let you touch them for any length of time, etc. We have resources to help in any situation but the more we move animals around, the longer it takes for them to overcome fears.
Please understand that most of our animals have not been fully vaccinated, dewormed, or spayed/neutered. Battlefords Humane Society provides the necessary veterinary care needed, however there is a possibility that your foster animal may be carrying parasites such as worms, fleas, ticks, or mange when they initially arrive in your home. In unusual circumstances, they could also be carrying viruses such as parvo or distemper. This is why it is important that all of your pets be up to date on their vaccines and deworming. In addition, we recommend keeping your foster animal separate from your own pets until checked by a vet.

If you are wanting to open up your home and your family to a new furr baby then go to the next page and fill out our Foster Application. If you have more questions in regards to fostering please feel free to contact us through our Contact Us page or call us at 306-446-2700 and we will be more than happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.