SXM PAWS says discover the joy of adopting or fostering

SXM PAWS says discover the joy of adopting or fostering

By Foresee Foundation.

As we celebrate the holiday season, our hearts are filled with the spirit of giving and compassion. This year, consider giving the gift of love to a furry friend in need by becoming a foster parent or adopting a pet from SXM Paws. For years, SXM Paws has been a beacon of hope for the animals of St Maarten, dedicated to providing them with a second chance at a happy and healthy life. At SXM Paws, we believe that every animal deserves a loving home.


What is fostering?

Fostering is like temporary ownership – you take care of your foster pet as though it were your own ideally until we find the animal their forever home. At SXM Paws we treat all our animals like family and we want them to feel the love and companionship in a home setting rather than a kennel if that is possible.  When a dog is in a foster home, we also learn a lot about their personality making it much easier to find them their perfect family.  In addition, the foster program helps to support our rescue efforts allowing us to rescue more than we would be able to facilitate at the adoption centre.


How do you start fostering?

Complete the foster agreement and submit it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., please include the name or type of the pet you might be interested in fostering.


How long does a foster typically last?

Fostering tends to last 2 to 4 weeks, but this can vary.  Depending on whether the dog gets adopted much more quickly or if it takes a bit longer, we ask that the fosters commit to the care of the dog until we can find them a forever home. 


What kinds of supplies will be provided? 

SXM Paws will supply, food, collar/leash, training pads, poop bags, toys, beds and crates if needed.  Supplies will be distributed by a SXM Paws representative and will always be accessible if additional supplies are required. 


What if I want to adopt my foster animal? 

You will be required to complete an application and go through approval.  You have the option to adopt only if another adopter has not already been approved to adopt that animal.


What are my responsibilities as a foster parent?

You are expected to provide your foster pet with all of the loving care it needs, which includes (but is not limited to) food, water, shelter, exercise, and medication when required. You are expected to be available via phone call, text, and/or email daily so that we can check in when necessary.  We ask that you provide SXM Paws with updated pictures of your foster dog so that we might be able to find them a forever home.  


SXM PAWS extends an invitation to volunteers:

Individuals with a passion for animal welfare are welcome to volunteer their time. Whether it's walking and socializing dogs, assisting at feeding stations, or joining the Foster Program, there are various ways to contribute to helping animals in need. Those interested in volunteering can reach out to SXM PAWS via,, Facebook or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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