Foster Parenting

At many times throughout the year, some of the animals at SPCA Auckland need temporary homes - and that's where we need your help.

Many of the animals that come into the SPCA Auckland Animal Village need a little extra TLC before finding their new forever home. Foster Parents provide a temporary home for these animals as they recover from surgery or illness, or simply put on a little more weight before being desexed

Benefits of being a foster parent

Every animal that you foster is given a second chance at life – and the more animals you foster, the more lives you help save.
  • Fostering can be a great way to try having an animal in your life, before making a lifelong commitment
  • First time Foster Parents receive training, and our friendly Foster Team are just a phone call away
  • Our on-site vets provide any medical care required
  • We supply all food, bedding, litter trays and everything else to help the animals have a comfortable stay in your home
  • The average length of stay is 3-6 weeks for cats
  • All you need is a secure room, and a vehicle to collect and deliver the animal

Contact us today

If you can help by taking in a furry house-guest for a while, please apply now!

Apply to foster today

Alternatively, please contact our friendly Fostering Team to find out more - just call 09 256 2525, email us at, or visit our Animal Village at 50 Westney Road, Mangere.


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