Enrol as a foster carer

A foster carer provides temporary care to an animal until they can be rehomed.

Foster carers need to register all animals with their local council, even if its short term.

In the first 12 months, enrolled foster carers will get reduced registration fees for cats and dogs in their care.

A permit fee is payable upon application.

Enrol as a foster carer

Foster carers must not care for more than five adult dogs or cats or a mix of both at a time. If you are keeping excess animals you need a permit.

Fostered animals must meet council’s mandatory registration requirements such as compulsory desexing. See responsible pet ownership for more information, including exemptions.