Foster care

Become a foster carer

At The Lost Dogs’ Home, we often have animals in need of a little extra attention and care. They may be underweight, recovering from surgery, underage, 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 away from the shelter, 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 and provide us with valuable information about the 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.

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

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