Why should I
Every day around Australia, thousands of dogs, cats and other domestic animals are surrendered to animal shelters by their former owners.
If these animals are left in these facailities for too long, they will be euthanised to make room for more animals that are in the same position.
As a Homeless Hounds Foster Carer, you’re volunteering to open up your home to these dogs, cats or other animals for a short period of time until a permanent home is found for them.
Note: The below application forms will take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Becoming a Foster Carer
Give at-risk animals a second chance at life
Where do the animals Homeless Hounds take come from?
Homeless Hounds takes animals from pounds and shelters, puppy and kitten farms, crisis situations (domestic violence, natural emergencies, homelessness etc) and other scenarios in which the animal is in danger. As we are inundated, we prioritise animals who will die without our help.
Will I have support if I need it?
Absolutely. We have an experienced team who can help with whatever you may need.
What if the foster animal I take in is acting out or not settling in after a number of days?
Homeless Hounds will help you address the issues, put in place management strategies and if that fails, we will find an alternate foster carer.
Do I have to pay for any vet bills or other costs like pet food?
Generally, no. Homeless Hounds will pay all associated vet bills at one of our approved vets, and will provide appropriate pet food.