Canine Foster Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line)

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Position ID: V-CWD0402 Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 Last Full Update: 06 Sep 2021
Opportunity Details
CommentsPlease be advised that a Foster Application Form will need to be completed by all applicants - this will help us determine which foster candidates are most suitable for your family and home environment. This form will be provided upon enquiry and also can be located under the: 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' section on our website
ContactAdrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, GTHS; Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:
DutiesCanine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.  
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.  
NOTE: At time of posting we are currently ONLY able to consider candidates who are willing to assist with two or more of the following foster scenarios:  
– 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding  
– 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age  
– dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery…)  
– pregnant or nursing moms  
– dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns  
– dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis  
Please complete a Foster Application form to apply under the 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' section on our website:
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Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Some dog / puppy handling experience is required. Please complete a Foster Application form to apply : 'How to become a GTHS Volunteer' section at
Interaction LevelVirtual Volunteering - Foster animals in your home until they are old enough/ready to be fixed and go up for adoption
Dates and TimesTypically varies from 1 to 4 hours a day depending on the situation. Foster terms generally last between 2 and 10 weeks (may be around 13 weeks for a pregnant mom). Emergency Boarding may range from 1-6 months. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required to become a GTHS volunteer.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationCollingwood and area
Number of PositionsCollingwood: 5 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 5 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
Foster Volunteers must live in the area, to visit the Animal Centre in Collingwood for appointments, surgeries, foster supply collection, etc. and in case of emergencies
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - Resources, support and guidance will be provided ; Training is required ; Foster volunteers are expected to have some dog / puppy handling experience. Resources, support and guidance will be provided according to the foster scenario you are assigned.
TransportationCar required
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsPlease submit a Foster Application Form to apply. Go to 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' section at
Start DateOn or after 09 Aug 2021
End Date29 Oct 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameGeorgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Office Phone705-445-5204
Toll Free Phone24 hr reporting animal abuse or neglect Ontario wide: 310-7722 * 310-SPCA
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W1
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