Think you’ve got what it takes to be a foster carer?
Next to owning a dog or cat, there is nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than fostering an animal. Even if you have a pet at home, you might be able to fit in a temporary tenant.
But being a foster carer isn’t all snuggling kittens and chasing after cute puppies. It takes patience and understanding and, often, a lot of hard work. But when the challenges are embraced, foster caring can be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can undertake.
Unsure if you’re the fostering kind?
There is no perfect profile of a foster family so give us a call to discuss your situation.
There’s a time commitment
Can you foster a dog or cat until they find their forever home? Foster parents don’t need to be home 24 hours a day and you don’t need to postpone that weekend getaway or family holiday as we can either feed your pets at home or find a temporary home while you are away.
Fostering and children
Fostering can be a wonderful family experience. It’s a great learning experience for your children, teaching them to care and show compassion for others.
Training and exercise
Teaching a foster dog basic training such as house training, basic commands of sit, stay etc hugely increase a dogs chance of being adopted. It’s also important to establish a daily routine of regularly scheduled feedings, potty breaks and walk times. Dogs take comfort in having a routine they can count on.
What’s the financial commitment for a family?
We pay for your foster animals vet visits and medications and can provide for other necessities if needed.
Falling in love
For many foster parents, the single biggest concern is falling in love, especially if you already have pets at home. After all, what’s another dog or cat in the household? It’s admirable, but as experts point out, it’s not always the best thing. If you adopt a pet that you’re fostering, you might have reached your limit of household pets and not be able to accept any others.
There’s no question that fosters are most important to the success of our rescue group. Without fosters we cannot operate and dogs and cats would be euthanized.
If you think you could make a difference please call us on 0456 664 255 or 0499 198 949.
NOTE: We do not receive any regular funding which is why you see regularly fundraising. We also do not receive any funding or assistance from the RSPCA or any other animal welfare organisation.