Foster a homeless pet | Foster Family Info | Foster Families

Have you ever thought about fostering a homeless pet? Choosing to foster care an animal in need is both a rewarding and special experience. It is a big commitment, but the benefits of foster caring for both people and animals are unquestionable.

Some of the animals that come through Animal Aid’s door are not quite ready to go to a forever home and need the short term love and care of a foster person or family. Some of these reasons include 

  • The age of the animal: if under 8 week of age it is too young to be in a shelter environment or available for adoption. An older animal may have special need that are better delivered in a home like environment
  • Health; the animal may need some extra TLC in recovering from a surgery, specialised post veterinary care, putting on or losing weight, or in the instance of kittens, weaned from their mother
  • Temperament; animals may need socialisation or training before they are ready for adoption. This can manifest itself in many ways including timidness, over or under confidence; or behavioural traits that need to be addressed

Placing animals into foster care helps them on the road to adoption as well as assisting Animal Aid during peak periods such as kitten season. Without our ever growing network of foster carers we couldn’t achieve what we do each year. Fostering brings so much joy to all involved and most importantly it gives a homeless pet a second chance at life with a loving family.

If you are interested in fostering caring with Animal Aid or would like to know more call us on (03)9739 0300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our Foster Program Coordinator will be in touch.

Please also complete the Online Foster Care Registration Form at

Animal Aid is always keen to work with eager and kind people who want to help give homeless animals a second chance at finding a loving family and home. 

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