Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Dog/Puppy Foster Care

Dog foster care for RSPCA ACT is predominantly for adult dogs who find shelter life too stressful. On occasion, we also require foster carers for litters of orphaned puppies. Fostering a dog is a rewarding experience! By giving a dog a temporary home, you are helping them find their permanent home faster. Shelter life can be too much for some dogs, and we have seen many dogs relax and become their real selves again in foster homes! This gives them a better chance to be seen for who they really are by potential new owners.

To become a dog foster carer for RSPCA ACT follow these steps:

  1. Download and read the Dog/Puppy foster care manual, find out more about what is involved and determine if foster care is really for you. (Please note that a puppy foster manual is currently being developed).
  2. Still interested? Great! Next we need you to register as a volunteer so that we can further explore fostering opportunities.

Fill out the application form below and email it to We look forward to hearing from you.