Foster a Dog

How can I foster a dog?

Although adopting a dog can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make not everybody is ready to take on the responsibility.  Fostering a dog here in Cyprus is a chance to see whether you are ready to have a new addition to your family.  Fostering gives the dogs an opportunity to become socialized to a home environment (many have been living outside and tied up all their lives with minimal human contact) and prepares them for their future forever home. 

Please note that fostering a dog is only available in Cyprus.

 
Paralimni Dog Pound Woman Hugging Dog

Benefits of fostering

Feel good, so good!

  • You’ll never be bored! There is always things to do with your foster friend from cuddling to playing fetch.


  • Fostering is an opportunity to try out different types of dogs, and what it’s like to have one if you’re not sure if you are ready to commit forever. 

  • Gets you out and about and helps keep you fit and meet new people.


  •  Having a dog in your home is well known for having a beneficial effect on your health and wellbeing.

  • Preparing a pet for adoption by giving your love, time, and friendship is a very rewarding feeling.

Girl Checking Her Phone

Why do we need foster support?

Have an Impact

  • Adopted Dogs that are waiting to fly to their forever home.

  • Puppies that are very vulnerable to getting sick or bullied.

  • Dogs that struggle to find a home due to old age, have some type of disability, or are on long term medication.

  • Dogs that are in very bad condition.  They need a loving Foster home to regain their confidence in humans and encouragement to begin eating normally again.

  • Pregnant, nursing and post-natal dogs that need a quiet and caring environment.


  • Dogs that need medication more often than can be undertaken in the Pound.

Boy Cuddling with his Dog

Make the next move

What happens next

Home checks are carried out before dogs are placed in a foster home.

If you are interested in being a Foster Carer (in Cyprus only) please contact us

and someone will get back to you.

Please Note that when a dog from the Paralimni Dog Pound goes to a Foster home, a new space is available for another abused or abandoned dog.