Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Dog Foster Care

Dog foster care for RSPCA ACT is predominantly for adult dogs who find shelter life too stressful. Fostering a dog is a rewarding experience! By giving a dog a temporary home, you are helping them find their permanent home faster. Shelter life can be too much for some dogs, and we have seen many dogs relax and become their real selves again in foster homes! This gives them a better chance to be seen for who they really are by potential new owners.

To become a dog foster carer for RSPCA ACT follow these steps:

  1. Download and read the Dog Foster Care Manual, find out more about what is involved and determine if foster care is really for you.
  2. Still want to sign up? Great! Next we require you to provide a copy of your Working With Vulnerable People Care, it's part of signing up as any kind of volunteer for RSPCA ACT. If you don't have one yet you can apply here, and we accept a receipt in lieu of the card.
  3. Fill out the Dog Foster Care Application Form, Dog Foster Care Agreement and the Volunteer Agreement below.
  4. Email your completed forms to volunteers@rspca-act.org.au

That's it! We will get in touch once we have processed your application.

Thank you for your help.