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.
Our focus is on the senior shepherds, those needing palliative care and medical rehabilitation and if space is available, dogs in pounds at risk of being put to sleep.
We look for foster carers with all levels of experience with GSDs, though especially need experienced foster carers who have breed experience as an adult. 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. 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. Following the interview with our Foster Care Coordinator, you will receive our Foster Care Agreement form for signing and return.