Find out how to foster and make a real difference
Fostering is an amazing and rewarding experience… you are directly assisting to save an animal’s life and be their safe house, filled with lots of love, a warm bed and full tummy, while they wait patiently for their forever home to find and adopt them! We hope the FAQ below help to answer your questions however if you have any specific queries, or want to reach out to us about fostering, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
WE ARE DESPERATE FOR FOSTER CARERS!! If you’re ready to foster, we want to hear from you!
Our Foster Carer Application link is ready now and available below. This form may take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
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Who can foster?
Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to foster provided that all members of the household are open and in agreement to living with a foster pet.
The information you provide in your Foster Carer Application Form helps us get a general idea of the sort of pet that may be best suited to your household and we consider this to assess what sort of temperament will fit in best.
Full time workers, students, retirees – if you love animals and would treat foster pets as if they were your own, then we welcome you to apply!
Are there any fostering requirements?
Full details can be found in our Foster Carer Application Form however the below is a summary of some key points.
- Existing pets in the home must be up-to-date with monthly preventatives and vaccinations, and they must be already desexed.
- Foster carers are relied upon to transport their foster pets to and from appointments (on time) with our affiliated vets, and we do our best to schedule those appointments with the availability and schedule of the foster carer in mind.
- Provide weekly updates to us in our Facebook Foster Group, including photos of their foster pet that can be used on our adoption platform, social posts, etc.
Additionally, for Cats:
- Fostered cats are required to be kept indoor only unless they can be housed in a fully secured enclosure or run.
Additionally, for Dogs:
- Fostered dogs must be kept on a lead AT ALL TIMES and not taken to any off leash areas.
- Yards must be secure and have sturdy fencing of appropriate height, with lockable gates.
- Foster carers need to provide and practice basic training with their foster dog including manners, ‘sit’, ‘stay’, etc, and generally help prepare the pet for a healthy adoptive family environment.
How long will I be required to foster?
The length of fostering time for a pet varies due to a variety of reasons however it’s expected that foster carers will foster for the length of time it takes for the pet to find their forever home, which may be several months in some cases.
Should a foster carer have an unavoidable situation where a foster pet needs to be re-assigned to another carer, an absolute minimum of 2 weeks notice is required as it takes at least this long for FLAR to be able to source and secure a suitable replacement home.
What costs are involved to foster?
There are no financial costs to foster in most cases, other than providing your foster pet with a species appropriate diet and bedding, some toys/enrichment, etc. However, Friday’s Legacy Animal Rescue do provide and share food and supplies to carers in our network when we have those items on hand or have received goods donations.
All routine vet work is covered by Friday’s Legacy Animal Rescue however we do rely on our foster carers to transport their foster pets to and from appointments with our affiliated vets.
What if I get attached to my foster!?
We LOVE LOVE LOVE a good “foster fail” and foster carers are always welcome to apply to adopt!
Want more information about fostering?
In your message to us, please include your location and the type of animal/s you would like to help (eg. cats, dogs, or both!).