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Fosters provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own homes. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home.

Through this exciting partnership, Dunroamin Animal Rescue is able to:

  • Accept even more animals into our care.
  • Give animals love, cuddles and quality of life while they await their forever home.
  • Increase adoptions by better preparing animals to become beloved family members.


Anyone! Students, families, full time and part time workers…any responsible adult with a little extra space and a whole lot of love can be a foster.

You'll have the full support from the whole Dunroamin team and we do our best to set each foster parent up for success!


Puppies and Kittens

There are many reasons an animal may need to go into foster. The most common reason is that they are too young to be desexed and they need a comfortable place to receive love and socialisation while they wait and grow.

Take a Break

While some of our dogs and cats get adopted right away, others in pounds and shelter, through no fault of their own, get passed over time and time again. After being in the shelter for weeks or months, they can get pretty bummed. We do what we can to get them into a home environment for a day, a week, a month…however long the foster is willing and able to offer to house them. It helps the pets remember what a home is like.


Sometimes we intake animals who missed out on socialisation during the crucial early months of life and who are a little socially awkward, fearful, or both. They need somebody patient who can help get them on the right path to being the ideal pet.

Sick or Injured 

Sometimes animals may need to go into foster while they recover from a medical treatment, an injury, or an illness. They may need to be given medications and monitored for changes in health.


No animal deserves to spend its last days in a shelter. “Fospice” is a portmanteau of foster and hospice.  When an elderly or terminally ill animal comes in but isn’t expected to make it more than a few months, our amazingly compassionate fosters open their arms, homes, and hearts to give them as much comfort as possible to offer the best quality of life care until the end.


Fosters are expected to care for one or more animals for anywhere between a week and a few months. We expect our fosters to be able to bring the animals to our clinic on weekdays to receive any vaccinations or examinations.

When an animal is scheduled for surgery, we need fosters to be able to drop them off a weekday and, if they are going back into foster afterward, to be able to pick them up on the same or following day.

We expect our fosters to be able to administer medications (no needles) in accordance to their prescriptions and to keep record of dosage.

Foster supplies are provided based on donations to the rescue so there is little financial cost to fostering. Of course if you’d like to buy any special treats or toys, feel free! To learn more about what is expected, please CONTACT US.


If you’re thinking that fostering is for you, please CONTACT US for more information and to discuss the process further.

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