Where do I need to live to foster?
We are looking for Auckland foster homes only as this is close to our team, vets, trainers and support network.
There are many amazing rescues around New Zealand who would be happy to accept foster homes in their local area though!
What if I work full time? Can I still foster?
YES! Absolutely. Aside from the odd dog that requires someone home part of the day, the rest are all ok while you are at work.
Depending on your location and availability we can arrange a dog walker to help out as well.
What costs do CDRRNZ cover?
We cover everything! Whether the dog needs food, vet treatment or training, we cover it all.
Can I foster if I'm in a rental home?
Yes you can. We would just need something from your landlord stating you are allowed to foster/have a dog on the property.
Do I need to be experienced in behavioural or medical issues?
Not at all. While this is definitely helpful, we don't expect it. We will provide lots of information and support in both areas however.
We always match the foster home with the right dog to ensure success.
What support do we provide?
Our team are here to help with anything you may need. You will be assigned a team of Foster Coordinators who look after you and your dog. We also have a really active Facebook Group where we encourage our fosterers to post their journey with their foster dog.
Can I foster if I have pets or children?
Absolutely! Foster homes with existing dogs, children, cats etc are great for foster dogs. They help the dogs socialise, and are more well rounded.
Do we provide dog training and behaviour help?
Yes! We have an awesome team of trainers who love sharing their knowledge, alongside videos and tips that are in our foster group.
I am WFH due to COVID-19 can I become a carer?
Yes of course. We would just need to understand if/when you may be required to go back to work, and ensure we have a plan for the dog.
Can I adopt a dog that I foster?
Of course! We always make sure it's the right fit, but we have got some amazing foster homes that have adopted their dogs. This is called a "foster fail".