Foster Program

The Kruizen Kennels Foster Program

*Our foster dogs are shedding breeds not hypoallergenic ‘oodles’*
**We have a limited number of foster dogs available and a high number of applications at this time – we appreciate your patience. Please only apply if you meet all of the requirements. Applications are limited to VIC, NSW or ACT families – please do not apply if you are outside of these states**

Kruizen Kennels has begun a foster program for many of our breeding girls, this allows our dogs the opportunity to live one on one in a family environment and receive the love and care from a forever family of their very own.

Our foster program is the same as a guardian program and we provide around-the-clock support to all of our foster families. Our foster families are spread across NSW and VIC but do need to visit when scheduled to have a litter.

Our foster dogs are beautiful, kind natured girls who would make a big difference in any of their new families lives and we try to match each family with the right dog, we will not place a dog in a home it is not suited to because we have their best interests at heart. We go above and beyond for all of our dogs to give them the best possible life and we feel that our girls would have the best possible life in a loving and caring family where they can receive one on one attention.

Foster girls are required to return to Kruizen Kennels to breed and then again to whelp (give birth).

The average length of stay for whelping is approximately 9 weeks in total, 2 to 3 weeks prior to whelping and 6 to 7 weeks after pups are born (or until her puppies are weaned and we’re sure her milk has dried up).

Foster families are welcome to visit mum and bubs and spend time with them while they are with their babies (except in their first 3 weeks as they have a very low immune system at this time).

Our girls are required to return up to twice a year for breeding dependent on heat cycles and whether the dog is scheduled for a break or not. A girl’s breaks are planned based on advice from our veterinarian.

We also provide the option that foster families leave their foster dog with us when they are away or on holidays so that they do not need to stay in boarding kennels.

Available Foster Puppies

What are the costs involved in being a Foster Family?

Our foster dogs and puppies, are offered free of charge to approved foster families from 8 weeks of age, however we do require a bond of $1000 which will be refunded at the end of the program.

Your foster dogs and puppies will also be microchipped and vaccinated at absolutely no cost to you.

Here at Kruizen Kennels we have very high standards for our breeding dogs and only breed from fully health-tested dogs. This means your foster dog/puppy will be fully DNA tested for free before we proceed with any breeding.

At the end of your foster dog’s breeding life, Kruizen Kennels will also desex your dog for you totally free of charge at our local veterinary clinic.

Your financial commitment to your foster dog includes the usual day-to-day and veterinary expenses related to any dog (excluding any breeding-specific veterinary procedures), such as food, training, grooming, bedding, toys and any other veterinary expenses.

Requirements of Foster Families

  • Secure fencing
  • Agree to feed premium quality food of breeder’s choice
  • No entire (male) dog to be living in care home
  • Puppy to attend professional puppy preschool training
  • Maintain puppy care and coat (grooming)
  • Supply regular vet care when required
  • Take foster dog to Kruizen Kennels selected veterinarian for vaccinations (paid for by Kruizen Kennels)
  • Keep in regular contact with Kruizen Kennels and provide any updated on heat cycles
  • Return foster dog to Kruizen Kennels when required for joining and whelping or other pre-notified visits
  • Reside in approved location in NSW or VIC

How can I become a Kruizen Kennels Foster Family ?

If you’re interested in becoming a Kruizen Kennels Foster Family, please contact us using the form below and we will forward information about our application process if you meet the criteria.

Once approved, a foster contract will then be signed that lasts for the duration of the time the dog is in the foster program. We provide foster families with all the information needed and around the clock support to answer any questions that may arise.

Once a suitable dog or puppy becomes available we’ll let you know and you will be able to come and meet them before taking them home to become part of your family.

For further information on our foster program or to apply please fill in the below form.

Apply to become a Foster Family

  • Orange for NSW and ACT residents & Geelong for VIC residents

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