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Foster Carer for Homeless Cats and Dogs

  • Location: Campbellfield VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Animal Welfare
  • Suitable for
    • Families with Children
    • People with disability
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Sport & Physical Activity
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    All information is provided to ensure that foster carers have all the support and training they require.

  • Reimbursement

    All cost associated with your SCAR foster animal will be covered by us, including but not limited to vet fees and food.

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)

    All primary carers must be over 18 years of age, have their own form of transport and have a safe home environment for our rescue animals.

Being a Foster Carer is an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved, and most importantly it allows us to continue to find homes for animals who may be in need of a little extra care. It can be a challenging role and one that will give you the sense of fulfilment in knowing that you have helped a cat or dog by giving them a new start to a better life. Fostering is a fantastic way for you to enjoy a cat or dog’s company if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment right now.

Length of stay per animal in foster care can vary but is usually between 2 weeks - 3 months (depending on the animal and it's needs). We have a dedicated team of people that are committed to assisting and supporting our foster carers with any questions/needs they may have regarding their foster animal so you will always have ongoing support day or night.

We have a foster care coordinator who will match your capabilities with the foster animal’s needs. We are always looking for new carers to participate in our gratifying program, if you have any further questions after reading the information below, please email us (email address is below) or call our shelter on 9357 0834.


If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer, you will need to meet the following criteria: -Submit a fully completed Foster Carer application form, -Hold a valid driver’s licence or have access to reliable and safe transportation -Primary carers must be a minimum of 18 years of age. -Provide an environment that is safe and secure within your home (indoors only for cats and indoor/outdoor for dogs). You must have the ability to isolate the foster animal(s) from family pets when required -Ensure all owned pets have up-to-date vaccinations and are desexed.

  • Allow a home check if required

Application process

To apply, simply contact us via email or phone for a foster care form that you will then need to fill out and return. Our foster care coordinator will contact all applicants once your documentation has been received.