Foster a Pet

“I can not speak highly enough about the support the PEI Humane Society gives to foster families. They are there for you every step of the way.”
– Foster volunteers Janet and John

Our foster volunteers provide an essential and special service to help companion animals that are not quite ready to be adopted into their new homes.

Prepare to be a foster:

  • Animals in foster care can be expectant mothers, newborn kittens/puppies and their mother, animals recovering from a surgery, or an animal who is finding their stay in the shelter overwhelming.
  • Typically, companion animals will spend 2-12 weeks in foster care, but this varies with every animal.
  • We ask our foster volunteers to provide the Foster Coordinator with regular updates.
  • The primary animal caregiver must be 18 years of age or older.

What do we provide?

The PEI Humane Society provides volunteer foster families with the necessary supplies to properly care for the animals that will be living in their home temporarily, such as:

  • food
  • dishes for food and water
  • toys
  • blankets and pet beds
  • litter and litter box
  • kennels
  • any necessary medication

Foster Application

"*" indicates required fields

Are you over 18?*
Your e-mail address MUST be valid. We do most of our communication using this method.


I am available to START fostering as of this date:*
I will NOT be able to foster after this date:
If you are a Facebook user, please join our PEI Humane Society Foster Group for updates and information on our fostering program.

Household Information

Home environment*
Please check all that apply.
Landlord's name
If applicable
Work status*
Please check all that apply.

My Current Pets

Does the PEI Humane Society have permission to contact your veterinarian for reference?*

My Current Pets

Do you travel regularly?*
I am able to foster CATS (check all that apply):
Please note kittens stay in foster until 3 MONTHS of age.
I am able to foster DOGS (check all that apply): Please note puppies stay in foster until 3 MONTHS of age.
I am able to foster the following Critter and/or Pocket Pets:
Please use this space to provide any additional information you would like to share that has not already been captured on this form.


PEIHS Foster Contact Information

Most of our communications are done by e-mail, so make sure you have these e-mail addresses saved.
How to contact the PEIHS Foster Coordinator

For any questions or comments, please email This email all also be used to contact you while fostering, to schedule check-ins, vaccines, surgeries, etc.

For medical concerns

Please call (902) 892-1190 ext. 21 or email to ensure that it is seen promptly. For after hours emergencies, please call (902) 892-1191.

Important Information

The PEIHS will provide the necessary food, medication, and supplies, for your foster pet, with the understanding that you will keep the pet until it is deemed ready for adoption by the shelter staff. If for any reason you are no longer able to keep your foster pet you will give the PEIHS 24 hours notice before bringing the animal back to the shelter;

I agree to contact the PEIHS once a week with a short update on the foster animal;

Foster animals remain the property of the P.E.I. Humane Society until time of adoption.

REMINDER - You will ONLY be contacted if we have foster animals ready to go.

I have read and understand everything on this form. I certify that the information I have provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that I will ONLY be contacted if I am an approved foster.*
Digital Signature*