Foster care

Foster care

It takes a special kind of person to become a Foster Carer for The Lost Dogs’ Home. If you are selected for the role, the experience is incredibly rewarding. Foster carers give cats, kittens, dogs and puppies a temporary home away from the busy shelter environment to allow them to grow, recover and rehabilitate.

Here at The Lost Dogs’ Home we have a dedicated Foster Care Coordinator who will match your capabilities with the foster animal’s needs.

Foster carers at The Lost Dogs’ Home provide a safe and nurturing environment for animals needing some extra TLC.

The Home is always on the lookout for new foster carers. Can you open your heart and home for cats, dogs, kittens or puppies in need?

What is involved in pet foster caring?

At the Home, we often have animals in need of a little extra attention and care. They may be underweight, recovering from surgery, or illness, underage or participating in our behaviour program.

Our foster care program gives these animals a temporary home away from the shelter, where they can rehabilitate and recover in a safe and relaxing environment.
As a foster carer you’ll be giving these animals a stress-free environment between two days to eight weeks.

Weekend foster

Weekend foster is an option for people interested in foster caring who can’t commit to caring for an animal for up to eight weeks.

By taking a dog or cat home for a weekend, these foster carers help the Home better understand the animal’s personality away from the shelter environment. This information helps us match the animal to their ideal forever home.

Does foster caring cost anything?

The Home gives all foster carers the food, equipment and supplies needed to look after the cats and dogs in their care. The Home also covers all of the animal’s medical expenses.

You only need to provide your home, attention and love to your foster animals.