Fostering + Adoption

What is so special about fostering with MAA?

Most of our dogs travel to our partnered out-of-province rescues (BC and Ontario) for adoption after a short stay in Winnipeg. Depending on the dog’s condition and flight schedule, it is approximately a 2-3 week commitment. Once the dogs arrive in Winnipeg, they receive vet care and lots of TLC, then off they go to find their forever home in another province!

What kind of dogs are usually fostered?

We rescue dogs of all ages. Puppies, adult dogs, mom with newborn litter, injured dogs…you name it! If you have experience with whelping, or if you are particularly interested in helping adult dogs, WE NEED YOU!


What are the requirements to become a foster?

The mandatory requirements are: 

  • A fenced yard or a secured dog run. Unfortunately invisible fencing is not acceptable. Due to noise concerns, apartment or condo may not be suitable. Note: you are only eligible to foster puppies younger than 3 months without a fenced area.

  • Resident pets must be up to date on vaccination, and be spayed or neutered.


​While it is not an absolute must-have, having access to a vehicle is a big bonus - our fosters are responsible to transport their dogs to and from the airport, as well as attending vet appointment(s) in Winnipeg.

Am I expected to provide the necessary supplies for my foster dog?

No! All of our fosters are provided with basic supplies, including food, leashes, collars, toys, shampoo, etc. Our supplies locations' are conveniently located throughout the city so our fosters can easily gather any supplies that they need.

What is the application process?

Please complete our online foster application here.


As we are all volunteers, please be patient and allow us some time to process the applications! We perform several checks to verify the information and will be in contact with you to arrange for a quick home check so we can meet in person and answer any questions.


Once all the requirements are fulfilled, you will be added to our private Facebook group so you can start helping animals in need!

I am interested but I have more questions about fostering, how do I find out more information? 


Please email us at and one of our foster coordinators will be in touch.



Foster Application Form

Does fostering sound like the perfect fit for you?

Please complete our online foster application here

Please note: we are100% volunteer-based so it may take a few days for a reply. Thank you!  



When you adopt from Manitoba Animal Alliance, you're not only helping one animal. You're making room for another to come in and get the help they need.

Not sure which animal or what kind might be the perfect fit for you? Please fill out an interest form for a dog or cat and we’ll point you in the right direction.