Fostering plays a very important part in the work that we do at the DSPCA. Every kitten and puppy that come into our care need to go out to foster homes until they are vaccinated, old enough and ready for adoption. We also need foster homes for cats and dogs that may need extra care after surgery, pregnant mothers who need a quiet home to have and nurse their new borns, those who require special medical needs for a period of time and those who need a little extra TLC or socialisation before they are ready for adoption. Fostering is a wonderful way to help animals if you are not in a position to adopt and commit to having a pet long term.

 Becoming A DSPCA Foster

  • Fosters must be 18 years of age and have their own transport.
  • Fosters need to live within a reasonable distance from our shelter in Rathfarnham as they will need to attend regular veterinary check-ups for their foster pet.
  • Fosters need to be around during the day to care for their foster pets so they can not work full time or part time.

If you are interested in becoming a foster for the DSPCA please complete the Foster Form below.

Foster Form

 Out Of Hours Service - If you are currently fostering for the DSPCA

If you are currently fostering for the DSPCA and your foster pet requires urgent veterinary attention outside of our working hours (Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm), please call Village Vets, Dundrum on (01) 298 7510.

This service is only available to DSPCA foster animals under the care of the DSPCA.