Thank you for your interest in fostering for us!
Foster carers save lives and are the absolute backbone of our organization. Without reliable foster carers we cannot take in any dogs, as we do not have a physical Centre. We have to turn away dogs needing our help if we can't place them, as there are limited foster carer spots!
How Do I Become a Foster Carer for NZCR?
Interested? Great! It's easy to apply, simply:
Although it can be hard work at times, you will receive the full support of the NZCR team and it is a very rewarding experience.
What Do We Provide?
Anything needed to foster!
Food, flea/worming, beds and bedding, toys, enrichment items, treats and chews, leads and harnesses, crates and pens, steps, baby-gates, and all the vet care or training appointments are invoiced to the trust! Whatever our foster dogs (and carers) need - we can provide! You provide the love, safe home and nurturing to ensure they thrive.
* It is ideal if you have your own transportation to and from our vet, physio and any other required appointments for your foster dog in Christchurch or Canterbury, however, we can assist in this regard if you meet the other requirements.
* Your dogs should be up to date with vaccines and flea and worming treatments. Please also ensure you have the appropriate Council licensing for an additional dog on occasion!
I Have Questions About Fostering!
Please review our "Foster FAQ" at the below link. If your query is not noted there, please feel free to email us!
NOTE: The PDF applications need to be downloaded to a computer and emailed or printed and posted with the required attachments.
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