About The Program

Being a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved, and most importantly it allows us to continue to find homes for animals that may be in need of a little extra care. It can be a challenging role but one that will give you the sense of fulfilment in knowing that you have helped an animal by giving them a new start to a better life. Fostering also is a fantastic way for you to enjoy a cat or dog’s company if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment right now.

S.C.A.R will cover the costs of the animal’s veterinary needs and supply any items that may be required to look after your new temporary house guest. All we ask is that you care for our animals like they are your own while they are with you and show them what living in a loving home is like while they wait for their own.

We have a foster care coordinator who will match your capabilities with the foster animal’s needs. We are always looking for new carers to participate in our gratifying program so if you have any further questions, please email feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See below video for a brief summary of our Foster program:


Video credited to Nickola Orr. Video created June 2016.


If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Submit a fully completed foster carer application form
  2. Hold a valid driver’s licence or have access to reliable and safe transportation
  3. Carers must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  4. Provide an environment that is safe and secure within your home (indoors only for cats and indoor/outdoor for dogs). You must have the ability to isolate the foster animal(s) from family pets when required
  5. Ensure all owned pets have up-to-date vaccinations and are desexed.
  6. Agree to a home check
  7. Attend a foster care training seminar and/or workshop.

Application Process

To apply, simply download & complete the Dogs Foster Care Form and/or the Cats Foster Care Form & provide supporting documentation (if any) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our foster care coordinator will contact all applicants within 48 hours once your documentation has been received.