Canine Foster Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society)

Position ID: V-CWD0402
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 07 Feb 2022

Opportunity Details: Canine Foster Volunteer

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Please 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.

Contact Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email: volunteer@gths.ca
Duties

Canine 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.  
 
We are ideally looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with more than one 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
More Info Link https://www.gths.ca/volunteering/canine-foster-volunteer/
Benefits
  • Care for animals in need in your own home - all foster supplies are provided by the GTHS
  • Keeping active
  • Meeting like-minded people supporting a good cause
  • AGM Voting rights after 90 days
  • Discounted GTHS apparel and Treasure Tails discount voucher
  • First in line to adopt
  • Volunteer events, volunteer recognition, volunteer newsletter and internal Facebook group access
  • Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
    Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; 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 www.gths.ca/volunteer
    Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months, but this does not mean you will be fostering for the entirety of that time.
    Interaction Level Virtual Volunteering - Foster animals in your home until they are old enough/ready to be fixed and go up for adoption
    Accessibility Not Applicable
    Location Collingwood
    Number of Positions Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood: 5 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach 
     
    12 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
    Training Orientation ; 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.
    Transportation Car required
    Police Check Not Required
    Additional Requirements Please submit a Foster Application Form to apply. Go to 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' section at www.gths.ca/volunteer
    Start Date On or after 02 Feb 2022

    Agency Details: Georgian Triangle Humane Society

    Office Phone 705-445-5204
    E-Mail info@gths.ca
    Website www.gths.ca
    Address & Map
    549 10th Line
    Collingwood, ON
    Canada L9Y 0W1
    Mailing Address 549 10th Line 
    Collingwood 
    Canada L9Y 0W1