The pounds are full and so is DoggieRescue - which means we cannot take any more of the desperate dogs currently sitting on death row in Sydney's pounds.
If we can find foster homes for our current doggies, we free up space to save more lives. Every dog fostered is one life saved. Can you help us this holiday season by giving a home to one of our doggies?
Not everyone is in a position to adopt a dog, which is why DoggieRescue runs a foster program making it easy for caring dog lovers to make an immediate difference.
Meet our top ten doggies desperate for a foster home. These are most frequently doggies who have spent a long time in the shelter and are in urgent need of some quiet time in a loving home.
Find out what doggies you could help right now by calling 02 9486 3133.
Good news! Since our last foster update Mermaid, Princess Sparkle, Cookie, Meerkat and Mermaid have found forever homes and Dodge, Aldi and Baccus have moved into a foster home. George & Rumour have also found homes!
DoggieRescue foster Mum, Julie Hoskison is currently caring for 10 year old foxy, Jorge. “One dog placed in a foster home, means there is one space at the DoggieRescue shelter, and another dog can be rescued from the pound. It is that simple,” Julie says.
“Fostering is not a life time commitment. I see it as an act of love by sharing your home for a few weeks or months. DoggieRescue continues to cover any medical costs and searching for a permanent home for the doggie.”
Colonel8yo Jack Russell X-- a happy friendly boy with people.
Charlie 6yo Miniature Pinscher X – A very quiet boy who would suit a quiet adult home.
Gryff 5-6yo Terrier – Seriously cute scruffy boy who needs a family with rescue experience.
Tasha 5-6 yo Corgi X Staffy with loads of stamina ready for some training work.
Teddy – 6yo Foxy X Chihuahua – looking for the quiet life and some gentleness
Mitzi – 5yo Wiry Jack Russell – sits and begs for cuddles! She wants to be the only dog.
ABOUT FOSTER CARING
As a foster parent you commit to care for the dog in a loving and safe environment until a permanent home is found.
Fostering duration can vary from a few days to some months. Please note that puppies are not placed in foster care.
Even though foster care is temporary, it is a commitment, and you will need to:
- Have suitable experience with the type/needs of the dog and be prepared to housetrain if required (we will provide advice on how to do this)
- Contact your Foster Coordinator on a fortnightly basis (phone or email)*
- To assist with the possible adoption of the dog by meeting with potential owners and providing relevant information on the animal, its temperament and needs
- Pay $100 deposit (refundable when dog is adopted or continuous if you remain fostering)
- Advise us of any health issues or injuries and get approval from DoggieRescue prior to incurring any veterinary costs
- Be prepared to keep the dog until it finds a home
* Your Foster Coordinator will be based as close to you geographically as possible and is an experienced dog owner/handler able to offer or seek advice on any training/behavioural issues. This person will also field all initial enquiries about the dog.
HELP US SAVE A LIFE NOW!
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer please contact Doggie Rescue on 02 9486 3133. All Foster Carers need to complete the Foster Questionnaire form to help us find the right foster dog for you.