Become a foster carer
Fostering is an invaluable service to rescue groups as foster homes are a necessary spoke in the animal rescue wheel. Without them, we can’t continue the adoption cycle to save more animals. The service of providing temporary refuge is an immensely rewarding experience.
URGENT FOSTER CARER NEEDED FOR THESE DOGS
Axel wants to meet someone with a sense of fun! He loves to run! Woof!
Friendly, lovely natured older boy seeking a retirement with a loving family!
What a gem of a Border Collie! The perfect dog looking for a home with another doggie playmate!
Lovely, active and friendly German Shepherd girl. Foster or Adopt!
Frequently asked questions
Why foster for Best Friends Animal Rescue?
What types of animals are there at the rescue?
Our primary goal is to rescue dogs, but sometimes we do get cats and other small animals in need of our help too. Many of our animals simply require a temporary home environment until they can be placed in their new family. However, we also specialise in taking in older and special needs dogs. These animals sometimes need a permanent Forever Foster home while Best Friends Animal Rescue continues to provide veterinary, nutritional and behavioural support.
What type of animals are in the foster care system?
How long will I have to foster a dog for?
This can range between a week to a few months, and is dependant on the dog’s needs. An estimated time frame can be discussed before you agree to take on the animal. In some cases, a Forever Foster agreement may be drawn up for caring for an animal with ongoing issues.
Can I adopt the dog after fostering it?
What does the rescue provide for foster carers?
What do the animals need from their foster carer?
Think of dogs in foster care as your own dogs. They need a safe and secure indoor and outdoor environment, exercise and reliable transport to their vet. Also, a lot of love and care! You don’t need formal training to become a foster carer. We’re here you help you every step of the way.
Can I become a foster carer if I work fulltime?
It depends on the dog that needs fostering. Animals that require special care are typically sent to experienced foster carers who have the time to give them the extra attention. Most of the dogs we rescue also need the company of another dog if their foster carer has to leave them alone for extended periods of time.