Fostering is fun, and can be a great way to have a pet in your home without the long commitment of pet ownership.
Why is fostering important?
Did you know that Australia has the second highest euthenasia rates in the world? Sadly, each year, over 200,000 healthy cats and dogs are put down because they had nowhere to go. Through public education and encouraging people to adopt from rescue groups and shelters, we can change these figures. One animal at a time.
Every foster carer that signs up potentially means that we can rescue another animal. Everyday, people are opening their hearts and homes to a foster pet and joining our Foster Carer Program.
Helpless companion animals that have been lost or abandoned need temporary care. To get the second chance they deserve, each of these animals desperately need a foster carer. You can do this as often as suits your lifestyle and even stipulate what kind of dog or cat you are prepared to foster.
What does it involve?
If you think you can commit to three months in order to foster a pet in need, we would love to talk to you! Our average time for a pet in care is much less than this but in order to provide our rescue animals with stability, we ask that you are prepared for them to be in care for a bit longer if need.
All veterinarian costs are covered by Maggie’s Rescue. We do ask our foster carers to provide for their day to day needs, such as food, water, shelter, exercise and flea and worm treatment. When we receive food donations we share these with our carers. We also ask our foster carers to transport their foster animal to and from vet appointments or bring them to adoptions days held at Maggie’s HQ in Marrickville.
Essentially, you will need to treat the animal as you would your own pet while they are in your home.
We want to make fostering fun for you and your foster pet. We provide an on going training program and out Intakes Coordinators and Managers are available to offer support and advice when needed– in return, we hope your experience will make you want to foster again (and again!). There is never any pressure for foster carers to take on an animal if they are not comfortable and we work around your scheduled holidays and commitments.
Ready to foster? Apply now
If you are ready to foster now then follow the links below so we can find out a little more about you. You will be invited to attend out Induction Session which is an informal and friendly session that will answer all the questions you have around being a foster carer.
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Maggies Rescue is a registered animal welfare charity, a co-operative of compassionate and committed carers that support our goals of rescue and rehoming of companion animals. Maggie’s Rescue is different in that we don’t have a physical shelter. Our FOSTER TO ADOPT program has been designed to create a nurturing and loving temporary home for animals in need until a permanent home is found. All our foster carers participate in an Induction session prior to joining our program and receive on-going training on best practice care for all our rescued animals.
Maggie’s Rescue is committed to offer the best solutions for stray and abandoned animals in our community by connecting in with other rescue organisations, councils and government bodies, to develop and support programs that end the cycle of stray and abandoned animals.
We are also committed to educate our community on the benefits of desexing of their pets and provide discounted or no cost desexing when our funds permit.
But our most important goal, is to find these companion animals, permanent homes with families who will commit to loving them for their whole life, not just Christmas. All our animals are vet checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed before they go to their adoptive homes.
If you would like to find out more about what we do, or you are interested in volunteering with us, becoming a foster carer or if you need to surrender your pet, you can CONTACT US NOW.