Can you help our pets in need?

Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) has made exciting new changes to our Foster Care Program to encourage more of our shelter animals to go into foster care. If you’ve been thinking about opening your home to a pet in need, but can’t commit long-term, now might be a great time to consider foster care.

Did you know?

All animals that have been available for adoption at the AWL NSW Kemps Creek shelter for at least two weeks are now eligible to go to suitable foster homes while they wait to be adopted.

Why the change?

Like Dorothy said “there’s no place like home”, and we know pets do best in a loving home environment. AWL NSW does not place time limits on the animals in our care, and we will keep our shelter pets for as long as we need to before the right family comes along. Rather than wait for a long time at our shelter, we want to see our long-term pets stay in loving foster homes until they are adopted.

What is involved with foster care?

Our Foster Care Program provides temporary homes for pets who need extra care such as those who are too young to be adopted, recovering from illness or surgery, are undergoing rehabilitation or finding the shelter environment too stressful. By placing pets into loving foster homes, it provides them with the support they need until they are ready to be adopted into forever homes.

Why become a foster carer with AWL NSW?

  • AWL NSW provides food, flea, tick, and worming treatment.
  • Our vet clinic provides medical care for special cases.
  • Fostering can help your family decide if you are ready for the commitment of pet ownership.
  • You can provide a safe haven for pets who may need a place to rehabilitate after surgery.
  • You can help make a genuine difference to help prepare dogs and puppies for their forever homes.
  • Foster care is a rewarding experience and it comes with the great feeling of helping vulnerable pets.

AWL NSW has a need for new foster carers to join our amazing team to help care for medium and large-sized dogs. We are looking for extra special carers that may not have any other pets at home who live in Western Sydney. Can you help?

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