Do you have room in your heart and home for a working dog in need? Fill out the Foster Carer Application Form and a WBR representative will contact you to discuss your application and answer any of your questions.
Working Breed Rehab is currently expanding and is looking for new foster carers to join the team in NSW, ACT and Queensland.
Foster carers provide a temporary home for dogs rescued from pounds, animal shelters and the like, or surrendered when their owners are unable to continue caring for them.
“Fostering with WBR has been a really positive experience for me. WBR provide a lot of support to foster carers – from start to finish. I was thrilled when my first foster went to a wonderful home. Now, I’m hooked on fostering. It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a foster dog, but I’ve had no hesitation because of the great homes my foster dogs have gone to. And I always look forward to getting to know the next one!“
Working Breed Rehab foster carers help working dogs to get a new lease on life by providing them with a warm bed, nutritious food, exercise, a safe environment and basic training and socialisation to prepare them for a new home.
Working Breed Rehab has a network of experienced carers who are ready, willing and able to support new foster carers by answering any questions regarding general care, specific behaviours and / or other issues that pop up from time to time. In fact WBR prides itself on the support it offers its volunteers.
“Fostering dogs has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. I first got involved when someone on my timeline posted a picture of an old, depressed dog that was due to be PTS that day, I thought to myself here is something I can do, and with my heart in my mouth I put my hand up to foster her. Many dogs later, I haven’t looked back, each dog has been a great experience and I have learned heaps, at the same time giving an unwanted dog a second chance at life. It is wonderful to receive updates from their new homes and see how well they are doing, and how they have changed their new family’s lives as well. It has changed my life and I cannot imagine a day when I won’t be fostering…“
Being a foster carer with Working Breed Rehab involves taking a dog into your home until a perfect forever home comes along. This can take a week, two weeks, sometimes longer.
There is no doubt that foster caring can be tough – saying good bye to a dog that has become part of your family isn’t easy. But, the joy of seeing a rescue dog being adopted into a wonderful, loving family is worth any temporary feelings of sadness at letting the dog go to begin its new life journey.
“I have days where I shed tears for those who have blessed my life with their presence and miss them a lot but then I remember I can be proud that they now have wonderful lives.“
So, if you have room in your heart and home and would like to become a foster carer for Working Breed Rehab, please fill in the Foster Carer Application Form.
Once your application is received, a WBR representative will contact you to discuss your application and answer any of your questions.