Becoming a Foster Carer for Hunter Animal Rescue

Rewarding. Challenging. Life Changing. These are just some of the words our foster carers use to describe their experience of fostering an animal in need. By becoming a foster carer, you are truly making a difference and saving the lives of cats and dogs facing euthanasia within our community.

Fostering involves caring for a cat and/or dog in your own home until their forever home is found. As a foster carer, you will be supported by a Carer Coordinator who will assist you in your journey of being a foster carer. New foster carers will be allocated a Mentor and an appropriate animal to foster for up to their first 3 fosters – this way you will be eased into the fostering experience with animals that suit your situation. All standard vet work such as microchipping, vaccinations, desexing, worm and flea treatments for each foster animal is provided. Fostering is a big commitment so it is important to think through the below points:

  • If you are interested in fostering dogs, do you have a secured, fully-fenced yard?
  • Are your own pets well socialised and will they enjoy having foster animals come and go?
  • Do you have the time and patience to care for an animal in need?
  • As cats are fostered and rehomed as indoors only, are your window/door screens secured and intact?
  • Are you able to provide food when donations are not available?

Attending a foster carer information session is a great opportunity to find out more about fostering and ask any questions that you may have.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please complete the Foster Carer Application Form.

If you have any questions relating to becoming a foster carer with us, please complete a contact form below.

Foster Carer Information Sessions

Attending a foster carer information session is an important step to become a foster carer with Hunter Animal Rescue. At the foster carer information sessions, we provide an introduction to who we are and discuss the process of fostering an animal so that you can make an informed decision to become a foster carer with us.

Information sessions are held via online webinar, over the phone or in your own home. We will also be running group information sessions every 3 months at a PETQuarters store near you.  If you are interested in attending please complete a contact form below.

Contact us about foster care.