A few months ago, you may have heard the story of a dog named Mildred, who was found discarded in a plastic bag on the side of the road.
Mildred had to go through multiple surgeries after the incident and she was closely watched over by her foster mom during recovery.
Anya Barradas of The Humane Society of Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford-Perth says Mildred is now doing well, and is officially up for adoption.
"She has a wonderful personality, she is a very calm, content dog and I think Jennifer, her foster mom, is going to have a little bit of a hard time letting go of her."
Barradas says fostering is an important program, especially at a time like this.
"Currently, we have a reduced number of staff and volunteers at the centre. It's not just the animals who are too sick or too young that are going to foster families like before."
She says the availability of foster families has gone down since the pandemic began.
"With kids returning back to school, and parents returning back to work and maybe people's routines changing in the fall, maybe that's why many are opting not to foster at this time."
You can apply to become a foster parent on The Humane Society's website.