Self-isolation and social distancing can be tough not only for us but for our furry friends as well, especially if they're in shelters. In Canada, people are trying to do the most that they can to help out animals in need of a loving home. The NWT SPCA is seeing a surge in the number of people coming forward to foster dogs and cats.\nIn the last couple of weeks, more and more people are signing up to foster animals from the NWT SPCA since they're stuck in their houses.\n"Since COVID-19 has kind of disrupted everyone's lives we have seen an influx of people wishing to foster, they're finding themselves at home with very little to do," said Dana Martin, the vice president and animal care director for the organization, to the CBC.\nUsually the non-profit has about 25 animals out of the shelter and with a foster but now there at 44 of them living their best lives in people's homes.\nMany Canadians are at home to stop the spread of COVID-19 and people have been doing a number of things to pass the time like working, doing virtual workouts or taking fun online classes.\nIn the Northwest Territories, being told to stay at home means helping take care of animals that need some love and that's so heartwarming.\nView this post on Instagram Check out our two newbies! Eden is a VERY chunky gal. In fact, we put her in the maternity bay when she first got here because we thought she was pregnant 🤷🏼♀️ Turns out this curvy girl just really loves her treats! Then there’s 10 month old Tony Stark who is just as sweet as can be. Both these dogs love everyone and every other dog they meet. If you’re interested in either of these cuties check out nwtspca.com #nwtspca #adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescuedog A post shared by NWT SPCA (@nwtspca) on Feb 3, 2020 at 8:53pm PST\nFostering can also provide a daily routine for those who aren't working from their couches or kitchen tables during the week.\n"I think dogs and foster animals are a great distraction," Martin said. "It gives you a sense of normalcy."\nPlus, having an adorable dog or cat around could offer a great morale boost when needed.\nView this post on Instagram Callah is still looking for a home. This beautiful girl is 3 years old. She would rather be the only dog in the home as she does not get along with many dogs. She is incredible smart and does cookie on nose tricks. Callah is a big girl and would love to spend her time chasing a ball in the yard or cuddling on the couch with her furever family. She has an interesting look in that she always looks sad. But don’t let her looks fool you! She is a very happy go-lucky girl. #nwtspca #adoptdontshop #yellowknife #rescuedogsofinstagram A post shared by NWT SPCA (@nwtspca) on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:54am PDT\nAccording to the CBC, multiple kennels at the shelter have been empty because of all the fostering that's taking place.\n"During stressful times like this, where people are unsure of what's happening in the world and they're confined to their home and not being as social as they normally would," Martin said. "Pets will provide an enormous amount of stress relief."\nThe NWT SPCA also sees people come in during other times of stress like after the death of a loved one, during a divorce or after losing a job.\nMartin hopes that all the people fostering animals from the NWT SPCA eventually give those furry friends a permanent home by adopting them.