Dog Fostering FAQ
What's a foster carer?
Being a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to help save a dog, but you also get to help find a perfect home for him, all the while learning more and more about dogs as you go. You can be a home owner, a renter, a big family, or a single person. You can be highly experienced or have very little experience. Got your own dog(s)? Awesome! Almost all foster dogs will love the company and your dog(s) will get the benefit of extra socialisation.
Does it cost money?
We cover all vetwork, professional training if needed, and any supplies you may need. Anything that you may have already that you don’t mind giving to a foster dog (like food, flea/worm treatment, toys, bedding, etc) is appreciated but we can supply all this if needed. Our main goal is to enable people to foster because they are incredibly important to the way we save dogs.
Will I be supported?
Absolutely! Foster carers are like gold to us. Wait, platinum? Diamonds? Regardless, carers are the only way we save more dogs. There will always be someone you can call or message to answer any questions you may have or give advice if you need it. If your foster dog requires extra training, we’ll get that organised with one of our preferred professional trainer affiliates. Whatever you need, let us know! We’ll do everything we can to help you get the most out of this experience.
Will I get some training?
We try to organise ‘workshops’ every now and then especially for foster carers who feel they want to learn more about the training/handling side of the dog world. We encourage all carers to keep learning about every form of training so they can best apply the most effective model to their foster dog.
How long will the dog be with me?
Do I need to do anything else?
You've convinced me, where do I apply?
You. Are. Awesome!
Head on over to our Foster Carer Application and fill that bad boy out. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can and go into more detail about the process and answer all your questions.