We are always looking for wonderful foster carers who can assist SSRA Inc. with fostering rescued GSD’s. They must complete relevant forms and be able to provide adequate evidence as to why we would consider them to provide foster care. A check of the foster carers property is also carried out to ensure the property is secure and that dangerous items/plants are not present. Click here to find out more about Fostering or you can complete the online application form here.
The property check will be conducted by a member of SSRA Inc.or a knowledgeable SSRA Inc. volunteer.
The SSRA Inc. does not condone the use of anything other than positive training methods. Under no circumstances do foster carers use:
- Choke chains
- Prong collars
- Negative training methods
SSRA Inc. requires GSDs to be treated as family members and be inside/outside dogs. Each foster carer will be given a pack individualised for each dog, which identifies their condition on arrival, their temperament and any issues that need training. SSRA Inc. will also provide a bag of dog food medium – premium range; worming, heartworm and flea treatment; a chest or back harness to assist walking your GSD. SSRA Inc. will pay for the first vet check and we will stay in frequent contact to support foster carers through behavioural, training or any other issues with the rescued GSD.
SSRA Inc. has a consulting behaviourist who can assist with any issues or, should the need arise in a remote area, SSRA Inc. will assist with providing a behaviourist near the foster carer to assist with any issued or concerns raised.