Fosterers play a critical role in the rehabilitation of neglected, abused and abandoned dogs. Whilst some dogs are able to go from rescue to forever home with minimal adjustment, there are many that would benefit from a foster placement before they are matched with an adopter.
Foster homes offer dogs in need a supportive home environment in which they can learn how to trust humans, how to play, how to walk on a lead, that they do not need to fight and scrap for food and survival.
As a foster you will offer dogs in need the chance to slowly transition from street life to sweet life and help increase their chances of adoption.
Q: How long are fosterers required to care for dogs for?
We cannot guarantee for how long a foster placement will be required. It depends on each individual dog – some dogs take longer to find a home than others. We ask that our fosterers be ready and willing to foster a dog for however long it takes to find it a home. If you are only able to act as a short-term foster, you can indicate this on your application form.
Q: What support will Angels for Animals Foundation provide?
We will check-in with our fosterers on a weekly basis and encourage them to contact us at any point with any queries or concerns. If necessary, we will connect fosterers with our dog trainer so that they are able to consult her about any behavioural nuance the foster dog has that they are willing to work on with a trainer.
Costs-wise, we will provide food, toys, bedding and treats for foster dogs and cover their veterinary care. If a fosterer is able and willing to provide some of the necessary items for their foster dog themselves, this is extremely appreciated.
Q: Do fosterers for Angels for Animals Foundation have to have had prior fostering experience?
No, prior experience is not a requirement. If we think a dog might need an experienced fosterer, we will match it accordingly.
If you are interested in becoming a fosterer for Angels for Animals Foundation, please apply by downloading, completing and emailing us a completed copy of our Application Form. Instructions on how to download the form are below:
How to Download and Save Our Application Form
STEP 1: CLICK ON THE 'DOWNLOAD' BUTTON
When you click on the ‘Download our Application Form’ button at the bottom of this page, a new browser window or tab will open with a PDF document of the Application Form
STEP 2: SAVE THE PDF TO YOUR COMPUTER
Right click on the PDF (or hold CTRL and click on a mac) and choose ‘Save As’. Then save the PDF document to your desired location or folder on your computer
STEP 3: PRINT OUT THE PDF & COMPLETE
Open up the PDF document in ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader DC‘ and print out the Application Form (approximately 10 pages). Fill out the form answering all the required questions. Please note: some questions are directed for Adoption and some for Fostering.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your computer, you can download a FREE version here.