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Foster homes needed

Foster homes are the heart and backbone of our rescue that allow us to continue saving lives.

We simply cannot exist if people are not willing to bring a dog in need into their home while they search for their forever home. The more foster carers we have the more animals we can rescue.

Being a foster care provider takes time away from your normal every-day life and involves dedication, commitment and genuine caring and patience.

It’s not a job for everyone, yet the fulfilment and sense of purpose you receive in knowing that you helped one more dog find its way into a safe, happy home is a most rewarding experience each time you successfully place a dog. Plus who wouldn’t love coming home to a grateful happy wiggling staffy butt or snorty bulldog!

We have a fantastic network of volunteers, trainers and vets that offer support and advice throughout your fostering experience

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SABBR Foster Carers Requirements

  • You must want to help save canine lives

    Love dogs especially bull breeds
    All existing dogs in the home are sterilised (unless under 6 months of age, medical issues etc)
    A commitment to further basic obedience and socialisation
    The understanding that dogs are not perfect and there will times they test your patience

  • Accomodation

    A secure home environment with good fencing

  • Location

    Live within the Perth metro or outer metro areas with ability to access our vets and meet potential adopters

  • Working with SABBR

    The availability to communicate efficiently with SABBR coordinators via email and phone

    A willingness to work as part of a team

As a foster parent, you not only provide shelter, water, food and health care, we rely on you to learn about the dog in your care and pass on information about temperament, character and abilities that enables us to find them a new home. Grabbing a great photo to help share on social media is also a fantastic help.

We do require carers to worm and flea treat their dogs when they are due. The great thing about fostering with SABBR is that it doesn’t cost anything! We cover the cost of all food, treatments, toys and supplies. When we receive donations of food, blankets, toys and medication these are passed onto carers and we also cover all medical costs at our approved vets when pre authorised by our co-ordinators.


Each foster is different to the last and may be with you for a few days, weeks or months. When it is time for your dog to go to its new permanent home you will most probably feel an attachment to your foster dog.

It is important to remember that you did give the dog a second chance at life and most carers will eventually fall in-love with one “they just can’t let go” which is perfectly fine.

If you would like to apply to become a foster home, please follow the link below.