Foster Care

Open your hearts & homes


Foster An Animal.
Save A Life.

‘Til The Cows Come Home has foster homes all around Australia, run by incredible volunteers. Fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have and a great way to donate your time to a deserving cause.

It offers the best of both worlds; the love, affection, and gratitude of an animal without a lifetime of emotional and financial commitments. They will provide you with love, joy, and the gratification of having saved a life. With your support, we can continue to rehome farmed animals and enable us to help more animals than we ever imagined.

We Ask Our Foster Carers To Provide



A clean, safe, warm and secure home where your foster animals will receive lots of love.



Regular interaction and stimulation with games and basic halter training.



Stay up to date and complete all applicable training and internal policy & procedures.



Occasional transport of animals including collection for farms and vet appointments,



Contribute to our foster care community, regularly providing updates of the animal(s) in your care.



Educating, supporting and conducting meets and greets with adopters.

Our Incredible Foster Carers

Who are at the heart of what we do

What You Get From Fostering

24/7 Support

Our team is available to provide guidance and support, both from subject matter experts and the broader foster community.


Equipment, feed and medical expenses required for the animals are covered by us, thanks to our amazing donors.​


Unconditional love from your foster animals and bragging rights that you are saving a life!​


For further questions regarding foster care, email

To give animals who are deemed ‘waste products’ by the industry they were born into the opportunity to receive the care and love they deserve and ultimately be adopted into loving forever homes.

  • Learn to trust people while they wait to get adopted
  • Receive medical treatment; health checks, desexing.
  • Have a chance at life.

The love, dedication and care these animals receive at our foster homes gives them a chance at a happy life.

Should you wish to foster with us, we ask the following of you:

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Be the owner or have permission from the owner to use your property
  • Have a safe and secure environment for the animals in your care
  • Have reliable transport for emergency vet visits
  • Be able to provide ongoing daily care
  • Have read all relevant foster carer information
  • Follow all our policies and procedures

Absolutely! We understand that all our foster carers live busy lives.

We believe that by volunteering to be foster carers, your children will gain invaluable life experiences while helping animals find their forever homes.

For those who work full-time we recommend fostering animals like hens who require minimal care.

It is possible to work part-time and care for animals like calves who require more time and commitment.

But it’s important to know there will occasionally be times when animals are sick and require additional care.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide specific dates each animal will be adopted. Each circumstance is unique, but we do our very best to keep you updated. We do get a general idea on when the animals do get rehomed, for example for calves it is usually between 2- 40 days and hens can be rehomed in a month depending on where you live.

Yes, we provide/cover costs for all supplies you need including bedding, food and vet care. All we require from you is time and love!

Why farm animals?

Learn more about the work we do