Foster application

Please complete the below form to apply to foster an animal. We understand that this takes a little time to read through but it is intended to ensure the best fit between foster and animal, and to ensure that everyone is aware of all the procedures. Below the form, you will find the fostering Ts & Cs so you can get a better idea of what to expect. Thank you for your time!

We are based in Durbanville and unfortunately we cannot accept fosters from other provinces – Cape Town & surrounds only.



Please read the below carefully in order to make sure that you fully understand all of the terms, conditions and expectations before signing. The purpose of the agreement is to protect the health and welfare of the foster animal. FAW wants to ensure, as much as is reasonably possible, that the foster guardianship is as pleasant as possible for both guardian and animal/s.

The foster guardian vouches the following:

  • The foster guardian undertakes to care for and make part of the family, this/these animal/s for the entire length of the agreed-upon foster guardianship period.
  • The foster guardian agrees to keep FAW regularly updated about the animal/s.
  • The foster guardian will ensure that the animal/s is/are comfortable and safe, with the necessary, accessible shelter, and that ample fresh water and food are available every day.
  • The animal/s will not be chained, tied up, or confined, nor will it/they be mistreated in any way. The animal will not be surgically altered (e.g. tail docking or ear cropping) in any way, except for sterilisation or other necessary surgery arranged by FAW.
  • The foster guardian will ensure the health of the animal/s, including seeking veterinary treatment if necessary, and vaccinating and sterilising the animal/s (at FAW’s cost).
  • Fostered dogs to wear a collar and identification tag at all times.
  • Should the foster animal go missing FAW is to be notified immediately.The foster guardian undertakes to do everything possible to find the animal and to keep FAW updated in this regard, i.e. contacting nearby vets, animal welfares, registering them as missing with an official organisation, including Petfinders, Cape Town Lost & Found Pets, etc.
  • Should the foster animal pass away or need to be humanely euthenised for any reason, FAW is to be notified immediately.
  • Puppies and kittens will complete their vaccinations and deworming, and be sterilised at approximately 6 months of age (mandatory). This will be covered by FAW, although foster guardian may be required to take the animal/s to the appointment.
  • The animal/s, particularly puppies and kittens, will not be left alone for long periods of time.
  • Under no circumstances will the animal be homed, sold, or given away by the foster guardian.
  • If, for any reason, the foster guardian is unable to keep or care for this animal, or a potential dopter has been found by the foster guardian, they will contact FAW.
  • The foster guardian will ensure that the property is safe for the animal/s. This includes, but is not limited to, secure walls/fences, covered/fenced pools or ponds, and removing health risks.
  • The foster guardian will inform FAW of any change of address or contact details.
  • FAW representatives will be permitted to make follow-up visits to check on the animal/s and to contact the foster guardian to find out about the animal/s wellbeing and progress.
  • FAW does not pay foster guardians to look after animals. (Should the foster guardian require assistance regarding food, and other necessary items such as collar, bed, etc. FAW will provide these on request.)

Fisantekraal Animal Welfare (FAW) warrants the following:

  • All veterinary treatment during the foster stay will be covered by FAW at a veterinary practice of FAW’s choosing in the Durbanville/Bellville area at welfare rates. Should the animal/s require veterinary treatment (e.g. illness, injury), the foster guardian will contact FAW immediately to arrange this.
  • FAW is not responsible for costs arising from injury or damage incurred on fosters, their family, friends, existing pets, or property by FAW animals, either during viewing or during foster guardianship.
  • Puppies and kittens under 6 months of age will be sterilised at 4 – 6 months of age by and at a FAW-approved veterinary practice.
  • FAW vouches that, to the best of our knowledge, the animal/s is/are healthy at time of foster guardian. If there are health issues of which FAW is aware, this has been declared to the potential foster guardian.
  • The wellbeing, happiness, and safety of the animal/s are of paramount importance to FAW, and all regulations are for its/their benefit.