Become a Pug Rescue Foster Carer


Thank you for considering helping us to help pugs by opening your home and hearts to rehabilitate, train and love our rescue pugs so that they can go onto forever homes and forever families.

  • Do you currently have healthy desexed pugs that are well socalised and well trained or have previously owned pugs?  Or do you have vast experience with dog ownership and dog training?  (Please note we are unable to place our foster pugs into homes with larger breeds of dogs)
  • Do you live within the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne 20 minutes or less away from Knox?
  • Do you drive and have a car?
  • Do your working hours allow you to not be away from home for more then 5 hours per work day?
  • Do you have a house/unit with a yard?
  • Are you happy to drive your foster pug to and from vet and specialists appointments?
  • Are you committed to send us weekly updates and photos of your foster pug?
  • Are you committed to help us at events and help with fundraising?
  • Are you committed to fostering at least 5 pugs (honorary pugs)/ being a regular foster carer for a 12 months before you apply to adopt?
  • Do you understand that fostering is not adopting – not foster failing – not a fast forward to adoption?

If the answer is yes we would love to hear from you in relation to become one of our foster homes.  Please Email Us for a foster carer application form.

The basic role of a foster carer is to welcome one of our pugs or pug x’s into your home and care for them as you would your own dog.  Some pugs need toilet training others need help learning how to socialise with other dogs, socialised with people, walk on a lead and many need to lose weight. 

Our pugs can be in foster care anywhere from four weeks to 6 months.  Foster carer’s can provide care for these pugs for however long they are able to.     

All of our pugs are vetworked (desexed, microchipped, vaccinated), up to date with flea/worm/heartworm control and temperament tested before entering foster care.  If they need ongoing medical treatment or medication whilst in care we provide this.

All foster pugs come with their own lead, collar, harness, crate and we can provide other essential puggy items such as bedding, toys etc if required.

We conduct a house check and meeting with potential foster homes to check fences and safety and also understand the capability of each individual person/family and which foster pug/s would be most suited to the home environment.  We may ask for a monitory bond for each foster pug.