Foster Care

We are always in need of foster carers to look after our pound rescue animals. Foster carers take animals into their own homes and provide them with a loving family environment until a permanent home can be found. Some rescues can take weeks or months to rehome so a serious commitment is required. However, we will endeavour to place animals in your care that will fit in with your lifestyle. We always have dogs and cats in a range of ages and sizes that need care.

We will need to inspect your property to assess your suitability to foster care and as we are located in Western Sydney we are not in a position to have carers that live more than 90mins away from Sydney. Carers must be over 18 years old.

We mostly have dogs and cats in foster care but if you think you have the resources to care for a horse then please let us know also.

If you are interested in becoming a carer for any of our animals please submit the below form after reading our Terms & Conditions.

Each Rescue group will have slightly different policies and procedures so be sure to find one that suits you. Be sure to foster for a reputable rescue group who will provide you with support throughout your foster care experience. A reputable group will have limits to the number of animals you can take, will do a property inspection prior to placing an animal in your care and will never pressure you to take on an animal that may not suit your situation. They will also be actively involved with the rehoming process and won't leave you to find a home for the foster yourself.

 

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    DCH Animal Adoptions Foster Carer Terms & Conditions

    As a DCH Animal Adoptions foster carer, I agree to:

    • Be at least 18 years old; or if under 18, have approval from my guardian(s)
    • Have my foster carer application approved, including a home visit by a committee member of DCH Animal Adoptions
    • Follow DCH Animal Adoption Inc guidelines for fostering (as provided to me by DCH Animal Adoptions Inc)
    • Take care in choosing suitable animals for fostering and homing,
    • Treat the foster pet as a member of my family, and comply with current legislation and RSPCA Standard
    • Take full responsibility for costs and care of any animal I take into care without DCH Animal Adoptions Inc. prior approval.
    • Seek appropriate veterinary care when the foster animal is injured or sick
    • Ensure the foster dog/cat wears a collar with identification tag attached
    • Ensure the foster animal is on lead or caged when in public
    • Take care in selecting suitable new owners
    • Not provide any false or misleading information
    • Accept the care and control of any foster animal from my own personal inspection and not rely upon any representation from DCH Animal Adoptions Inc. as to the condition, health or behaviour of the animal in my care
    • Comply with all relevant laws and regulations while acting as a volunteer for DCH Animal Adoptions Inc
    • Abide by the rules, policies and objectives of DCH Animal Adoptions Inc. This includes keeping and submitting accurate records for each foster animal and banking of any monies received on the next business day. Delay in repayment of monies may result in an infarction being made against your name with a credit reporting agency which in turn could affect your credit rating. assume the risks of being bitten, scratched or injured by foster animals in connection with my volunteer work. DCH Animal Adoptions Inc is not liable for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses or costs, which I might suffer or sustain in connection to the performance of my volunteer activities promptly return all DCH Animal Adoptions Inc supplies and equipment, monies owing and other items, in a good, clean condition, if I cease to be a volunteer for whatever reason use appropriate safety equipment when transporting, handling or riding animals. This includes, but is not limited to, carry cases, dog car restraints and appropriate horse riding footwear and helmet. The DCH Animal Adoptions Code of Conduct which states that volunteers will act professionally and with respect, courtesy and honesty to all other volunteers and members of the public that you will come into contact with as part of your DCH activities.
    • Assume the risks of being bitten, scratched or injured by foster animals in connection with my volunteer work. DCH Animal Adoptions Inc is not liable for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses or costs, which I might suffer or sustain in connection to the performance of my volunteer activities
    • Promptly return all DCH Animal Adoptions Inc supplies and equipment, monies owing and other items, in a good, clean condition, if I cease to be a volunteer for whatever reason
    • Use appropriate safety equipment when transporting, handling or riding animals. This includes, but is not limited to, carry cases, dog car restraints and appropriate horse riding footwear and helmet.
    • The DCH Animal Adoptions Code of Conduct which states that volunteers will act professionally and with respect, courtesy and honesty to all other volunteers and members of the public that you will come into contact with as part of your DCH activities.