Dog Foster Care and Emergency Care program

Thank you for your interest in helping Foster or Care for a Dog during an Emergency.  We rely on the generousity of volunteers to help us run our program to support our Diggers.

Young Diggers Dog Foster Care Program:

These Dogs require a home whilst waiting to be placed with a suitable digger.

Young Diggers Emergency Dog Care Program:

For Dogs in the program who have been placed with a Digger.  From time to time a Digger may need a Carer for their dog for a period of time. Eg. whilst they are in hospital.

If you can help out by volunteering to Foster or Care for a Young Diggers Dog Squad Dog, please complete the form below.

Please note:

- All Applications for the Foster and Care program must be lodged using the form below.

- All carers will be responsible for the cost of feeding the dog whilst in their care.

- Vet Expenses

1) Foster Care Dogs - Young Diggers will be responsible for the vet care of Foster Dogs. All vet care and expenses must be approved in writing BEFORE they are incurred.  We are unable to pay unapproved expenses.

2) Emergency Care Dogs - the vet cost will be the responsibility of Digger. Please get their approval for any expenses BEFORE they are incurred. If the digger is unavailable, Young Diggers will make a decision which is in the best interests of the Digger and the dog.

Carers will be asked to attend training sessions for basic obedience to be kept in place, if this is not possible we will discuss alternatives.

 Application Form

I have personally completed the Young Diggers Application to become a Foster/Emergency carer, and all of the information I have provided above is true and complete. This dog will reside in my home as a Young Diggers foster/emergency Dog. I will provide it with quality dog food, plenty of fresh water, indoor shelter, affection, annual physical examination upon approval and vaccinations upon approval under the supervision of a licensed Veterinarian. I understand that if I don’t have approval from the Young Diggers representative or owner of the dog that all vet costs will be incurred by me. If for any reason you mistreat the dog we will remove the dog from your care and report you to the RSPCA. The dog remains the property of Young Diggers until it is placed with a suitable digger. The Young Diggers Jacket always remains the property of Young Diggers and in an emergency care will remain with the owner. I understand that I am unable to take the dog into public areas centres. I understand that the dog MUST be on a lead at all times whilst out in public. I understand that this indemnifies Young Diggers of any incident that may occur.

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