Pet foster program of VAW shelter clients in Ottawa and surrounding areas

Become a Volunteer

Apply to become a SafePet Volunteer

Due to the sensitive nature of our work with women and animals being potential victims of violence, we screen all volunteers before granting them special privacy privileges.

Please fill-out the form below to apply to become a SafePet volunteer:

Applicant's Name:

*If you do not have a middle name, mark field with an X.
Partner's Name:
Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
Cell Phone Number:
Volunteer Interests:
*If you're interested in becoming a pet Foster, please fill out the form on the Become a Foster page.
Please introduce yourself. Tell us some of your skills and why you would like to volunteer for SafePet Ottawa:
Do you have a vehicle?
If you have a vehicle, would you be willing to bring a foster pet(s) to veterinarian appointments?

Please provide us with references.

Please provide the name of a reference:*
Reference Phone Number:*
Reference email:*
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Are you (and your partner, if applicable) willing to obtain a Police Records Check? It will be no cost to you as long as you request a letter from us, stating that you are a volunteer. *

By clicking "SUBMIT" you agree to the following statements:

I have read the information provided about the SafePet Ottawa Program (we will provide more information upon application approval).

If you are applying to become a volunteer:

I understand that the pet(s) I am volunteering to help is/are the property of someone in crisis and any decisions regarding the pet and its future are fundamentally hers. For safety reasons I agree not to have contact with the pet's owner or know her identity.

I certify that I will keep all information regarding SafePet Ottawa secure and confidential at all times and under no circumstances share any personal information about fostered pets or, fosters, fellow volunteers or the women in shelters.

I am aware of potential risks associated with this Program and agree to abide by the procedures outlined in the Guidelines, including taking the pet only to the designated veterinary clinic.

I understand that the pet(s) may have lived in a stressful and/or abusive environment and may therefore be very stressed when they come into care.

I certify that if I claimed to own a licensed vehicle in this application, that I also have a valid driver's license.

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Thank you for applying to volunteer for SafePet Ottawa.

Once your submission is received, a Volunteer Coordinator will approve your application and send you a username and password in a separate email. Further instructions will follow.