Fostering a Sprocker

Our fosters are a vital part of our rescue.  They help us bridge the gap between owner and new home allowing for the dog to be assessed and start training if necessary.

When you foster with us you are helping another dog find its forever home and we need people with patience, understanding and the ability to continue any training that the dog might need.

We provide everything you need to foster your dog and will set up an account at a vet of your choosing to pay any vet bills that may arise from routine procedures to more invasive treatments.

We ask that:

  • you are 18 years old or over
  • you are willing to continue with any ongoing training as required (supported by our foster team and behaviourist)
  • you ideally live in a home with no children or other pets
  • you can be available at short notice
  • you have breed experience


If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please complete our fostering form by clicking the button below. When completing the application form, please be as honest and thorough as possible. 

N.B We will only keep your application on file for 3 months.  After this time, you will need to reapply.

The Sprocker Fostering Process

Step 1

Submit our online application form and your ID. We need to know a bit more abou you and your lifestyle

Step 2

Our fostering team will review your fostering application and contact you should we have a dog that would benefit from being with you

Step 3

We will arrange a home visit just to ensure your home is safe and 'dog proof'. We do ask that all the family is at home along with any pets you have

Step 4

Should a suitable dog come in we will contact you to discuss details and foster date

Step 5

Admin sets up account with your vet & foster agreement is sent

Step 6

Your foster dog will join you

Post Fostering Support

Once your foster dog arrives with you, we will ensure that you receive an ID tag with the rescue’s details on.  We will also provide you with everything you need for that dog, from food to behavioural support.  You will have an allocated case worker to whom all your queries should be directed.  If any problems arise and you are no longer able to foster, please don’t worry.  Just let us know and we will make alternative arrangements. 

We want fostering to be a positive experience and welcome any feedback from you.

Sprocker Fostering FAQs

We have listed below some FAQs.

Of course this list isn’t extensive and if you have any concerns or queries, our team will be happy to help answer any other questions you have.

How long does it take before I get a foster dog?

This all depends on if the dog coming to us is in urgent need of rehoming.  If we don’t have a suitable home, we will put the dog into foster until a suitable home can be found.  It might also be that the dog needs further assessment before going into its forever home.  We would ask you to complete regular foster updates to allow our behaviourist to step in if there are any issues that need addressing.

In general, we would say no as we don’t always know the specific circumstances of the dog’s previous life.

We never say no but this will be discussed prior to fostering and dependent on the dog’s needs.

We would need to do another home visit before we would be able to place a dog with you.

We would generally ask you to wait to foster until you came back from your holiday.

This would depend on the dog and the background it has come from but sometimes we can allow this.

If you have any other questions, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.