Foster care

Become a foster carer

Due to an overwhelming response from the community, our Foster Program is not taking any further applications at this time. Please check back later for further updates.

At The Lost Dogs’ Home, we often have animals in need of a little extra attention and care. They may be under-weight, recovering from surgery, under-age, participating in our behaviour program or simply just need a holiday from the busy shelter. Our foster care program provides these animals a temporary home where they can rehabilitate and recover in a safe and relaxing environment.

Fostering is also a great way to for us to learn more about the animal in a home environment providing us with valuable information about their personality and needs.

Becoming a foster carer is an extremely rewarding experience and it improves the welfare and lives of shelter animals . Without our dedicated foster carers we would not be able to help and care for so many animals in need.

Fun fact: We also facilitate an Office Foster Program within the different departments here at The Lost Dogs’ Home? Spending time with our staff in their offices helps animals with their confidence-building, works on some basic skills, offers a different form of enrichment and help the humans learn a bit more about their personality and behaviour. Office foster is just a small part of the journey.

Our Pathways Team

If you are interested in joining our foster care network we encourage you to complete the expression of interest form below. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our foster program please contact our friendly Pathways team on (03) 9321 8786 or email