Without Foster Carers, SSRAI would not exist as it does today. Our ability to bring dogs into care relies on foster carer availability, the more foster carers we have, the more dogs we can save, all Sweet Shepherd Dogs are housed within loving homes across Victoria.
We look for foster carers with all levels of experience with GSDs. We will ensure that you and your family are matched with a foster dog that suits your experience level and family environment.
As a foster carer, you will receive full support and we supply monthly doses of flea and tick prevention along with food, collar, lead and dog bed if necessary. We will provide professional consultations (if necessary) with a veterinary behaviourist. All routine veterinary treatment will be paid for by SSRAI at one of our approved veterinary practices.
Every request to become a foster carer is followed up with a phone interview; this helps us match you with the right foster dog. We will need to carry out a home check and will require a veterinary reference. Following the interview with our Foster Care Coordinator, you will receive our Foster Care Agreement form for signing and return.