Foster Carer Information



If you need help to decide whether or not you should become a foster carer please read the following poems featured in our Poems and Stories section.

DO I GO HOME TODAY? STRAY'S PLEA

RESCUE ME

THE CIRCLE

OLDER DOGS

A PET'S PRAYER
PRAYER OF A STRAY

HOW COULD YOU?

                        

HELP US SAVE THESE ANIMALS
by BECOMing A FOSTER CARER

We are looking for genuine animal lovers to look after a Death Row dog in their own home until it is adopted. Unfortunately PAWS is no longer able to rescue cats or kittens.

Our rescuer Denise requires carers in the Sydney Metropolitan area and rescuer Ronda would love to hear from people in the Hunter Valley/Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas.

Fostering is a great way to help a Pound dog if you are unable to permanently adopt one. If we didn't have Foster Carers we couldn't save these dogs as we would have no where for them to go and so they would be killed. When you foster a dog normally they will have been desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm tested, wormed and microchipped. We give the dogs a nice bath, Frontline them and give them a dose of Heartworm preventative medication.

At PAWS we are not donated any medical products so when we rescue a dog from the Pound our rescuers have to pay all costs. We ask that if a fostered dog gets sick or injured they must be taken to one of our Rescue Vets as they are very good to us and will not charge huge fees. This means PAWS rescuer needs to be notified before treatment is commenced. If it is an extreme emergency and the dog has to be taken to the nearest vet, we would expect that the Foster Carer contact us as soon as possible as we need to authorise any treatment other than what is initially necessary to stabilise the fostered dog.

If the dog is in your care for longer than one month then we ask that you Frontline them and keep the Heartworm preventative medication going, but the main thing is to feed your foster dog and love him or her as if they were your own!


You may want to check the following before you complete the form:

If you are renting or in a villa or townhouse does the
     landlord or body corporate allow dogs?

 

Do you need to consult with family members
     or housemates?
 

Will your fences need to be repaired to make your yard
      secure for a dog? 
 

Are your your own dog's vaccinations up to date? If not,
 we recommend that your pet have a C5 vaccination
 (which includes kennel cough) before you foster a dog.

 

Please note we are located in Sydney, Australia and for logistical reasons, can only use carers that live in the Sydney metropolitan area. We normally forward any emails received from non-suburban carers to other rescue groups or Shelters who may be able to accept them so please let us know when completing the form if you would prefer us not to do this. 

We are currently seeking foster carers in the Lake Macquarie area. If you think you can help (or for more information), please complete the form and  specify that you live in this area when you give your location.
 

People interested in fostering who live in the following areas should contact their local group:

Northern Rivers area of NSWAARG (Animal Rights and Rescue Group at www.animalrights.org.au) rescue from Pounds in Lismore and Ballina.

Holroyd Council area - Please phone 02 98409840 for more information on fostering for their No-Kill Pound. www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au/html/eps/health/animals/savingourpets1.htm

Completing the form indicates an interest in fostering only, not an obligation,  and one of our PAWS rescuers will be in touch as soon as possible to provide more information.
 

     

Foster Carer Application Form

PLEASE NOTE:  FIELDS MARKED * MUST BE COMPLETED
 

*Your Name:

*Address:

 

*Suburb:

*E-Mail Address:

*Home Phone:

*Business Phone:

Mobile Phone:

*I am over 18 years of age.

Yes

No

If under 18, how old are you and do you have permission from your
 parent or guardian to become a foster carer?

*I would like to foster a:

 Small Dog

 Medium Dog

 Large Dog

 Any Size (No Preference)

*I have children under the age of 10 years:

  Yes

No


*I already own a
  Dog    Cat  Rabbit or Guinea Pig  None of these

  If you already have one or more dogs please give details
below eg. number, breed, size etc.

*I will be able to begin fostering on the following date:
(preferably within a week or so!)

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

 

*How did you find out about PAWS?

If other, please specify here:




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