Please complete this application if you are interested in fostering cats or dogs for PAWS located in Lynnwood, WA (the Seattle, WA area). We rely on our volunteers to help us carry out our mission and invest significant time in their training, so dependability and long-term dedication are extremely important!

Please note that PAWS cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service, and that the main point of contact within your home must be at least 18 years of age.

All volunteers are required to attend a virtual orientation and a Foster Info Session & Training class as a prerequisite before fostering with us.

In order to provide our volunteers with the proper training that gives the highest level of care to our animals, we require a one-time, nonrefundable volunteer registration of $10. This helps to cover the cost of your background check and training materials, and allows more resources to go directly to our animals. Please contact us if this fee is currently beyond your means. Financial aid is available.

A great deal of correspondence between PAWS staff and volunteers takes place via e-mail. Please check your spam and junk e-mail folders to ensure you receive confirmation of this application within 7-10 business days.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for PAWS. We hope to meet you soon!

Contact Information

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please list your current or most recent employer, if applicable.




Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Assignment Preference

Skills and Training

Emergency Contact

In the case of emergency, who should we notify?


Email Preferences

Please keep in mind that email is the primary means of communication within this organization. An email address is required. Please create a password to access our Volunteer Information Center.


I understand and agree that submitting this application does not automatically register me as a volunteer for PAWS, and that there are certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided is true and accurate.