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Dog Foster Parent

Animal Welfare

Position Description: Foster parents are desperately needed by RSPCA. Foster parents provide temporary homes for animals until they are adopted (average time is between 2wks to 6wks depending on type of dog). Anyone over the age of eighteen may become a foster parent, provided they have a secure environment for containing the animal; time to spend with your foster animals; and Access to transport. There is little to no out of pocket expenses as RSPCA supplies food & vet treatment for the animals. Gladstone council permits a foster dog in addition to your council approved animals so yes you can foster if you already have 2 other dogs. Please email for an information pack!

Position Location: Gladstone

Required Skills / Experience: Basic animal confidence, patience and understanding, attention to detail. Reliable transport is required and all your own animals must be vaccinated before you can foster an RSPCA animal. We supply all food and vet treatment for your animal whilst in your care. Email now for an information pack.

Gained Skills / Experience: Basic animal behaviour, care and training knowledge. Ability to make a real difference to the wellbeing and happiness of animals by directly contributing to saving that dog's life.


Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: Monday - Saturday (to suit volunteer, please enquire)


Organisation Name: RSPCA Gladstone

Organisation Category: Conservation, Environment, Animal Welfare

Purpose/Mission Statement: The RSPCA Gladstone is a small group of volunteers who rescue and re-home local dogs and cats. They are mostly self-funded and rely on volunteers, community support and donations to continue saving these animals from our local pounds.

Services Provided: Rescue and rehoming of dogs and cats from the Gladstone region pounds, surrender of animals, animal education program, Pets in Crisis program, Pet Legacy program.


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