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DogFoster.org.au links to dog rescue groups who require volunteer foster carers.

The number of dogs that can enter foster care with a rescue group is limited by the number of volunteer homes available.

If you're thinking about dog fostering, please take the time to research and then contact a group near you: ACT, NT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, or WA.

If you run a rescue group, please list your site with us, as there are about 5,000 people that visit this site each month with some perhaps from your local area.

Update: In late Nov '14 I shortened the domain name and some of the page URL names. You don't have to do anything as everything is redirected to the new pages.

Tick Links last updated and checked on 20-11-2014

Red paw print What is Dog Rescue?

Below is a simplified example of the rescue process.
(Each shelter/ rescue group has different procedures and each state has different regulations.)

1) Dog enters pound.

2) Pound sets date for dog to be put to sleep (it could be as quick as 1 week for unchipped dogs in NSW).

3) During the week the dog can be reclaimed by the owner.

4) If the dog is not reclaimed after 1 week (sometimes sooner) it is either;

a) given extra time for someone to adopt or reclaim it (if resources are available),

b) transferred to a rescue group, or

c) put to sleep.

dog running with ball If given to a rescue group the dog is put into foster care (or the rescue group may have/use dog boarding kennels/enclosures). The dog is desexed, vaccinated, given health care and potential new families can view the dog. If they like the dog, they adopt the dog.

Dog foster carers are people who rescue dogs from being put to sleep in animal shelters. They temporarily provide food, care, and shelter for the dog in their own home until a permanent home can be found.

Being a foster care provider takes time, dedication, and genuine caring. It can be a big commitment and it's not an activity for everyone. Yet the fulfilment and sense of purpose you receive in knowing that you helped one more dog find its way into a safe, happy home is most beneficial each time you successfully place a dog.

Australia has one of the highest rates of dog ownership in the world and dogs play an important part in family's and the community. There are a small number of people who (for any number reasons) let their dogs end up in animal shelters. These dogs do not deserve to be put to sleep, most of them are perfectly healthy and foster carers give them a second chance at living.

Donate Toys To Shelter Dogs
I buy toys with your BPAY (or bitcoin) donation and give the toys to shelter dogs.

<$10 = No toys for dogs.
$10 = 7 tennis balls and 3 rope toys.
$15 = 10 tennis balls and 5 rope toys.

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$10 donated by Anon in August 2014.
$15 donated by Anon in August 2014.
$10 and $15 donated by David in Oct 2014.
$10 donated by anon on 9th Oct 2014.
$25 donated by anon on 10th Nov 2014.


If you donate please contact me so I know what your deposit is for.


Adopt dogs at:
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Adopt dogs at:
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Rescue discussion at:
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