The Kruizen Puppies Foster Program
Our Foster Program
At Kruizen Puppies, we run a foster program for all of our breeding dogs. This allows our dogs the opportunity to live in a family environment and receive love and care from a forever family of their very own.
Our foster dogs are beautiful and kind-natured dogs, who would make a big difference in any of their new families’ lives. We try to match each family with the right dog, and we will not place a dog in a home they are 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 dogs 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 Puppies to whelp (give birth).
The average length of stay for whelping is approximately 9 weeks in total, 1-2 weeks prior to whelping and 7 weeks after pups are born. However, foster families are welcome to visit mum (and bubs) and spend time with them while they are with their babies.
Our girls are required to return up to twice a year for breeding, depending on heat cycles and whether the dog is scheduled for a break or not. Breaks are planned based on advice from our veterinarian.
Here at Kruizen Puppies, we believe that having our dogs raised and loved in a family environment makes the difference in the quality, temperament and health of our puppies. All of our foster families are personally selected by us, and we encourage them to be as involved in the process as much as they would like to be.
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 Puppies 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 Puppies 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 Puppies selected veterinarian for vaccinations (paid for by Kruizen Puppies)
- Keep in regular contact with Kruizen Puppies and provide any updated on heat cycles
- Return foster dog to Kruizen Puppies 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 Puppies Foster Family?
If you’re interested in becoming a Kruizen Puppies foster family, please contact us using the form below. If you meet the criteria, we will forward information about our application process.
Once approved, a foster contract will then be signed. This lasts for the duration the dog is part of 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. 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.
*Note: 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**
Apply to Become a Foster Family
Feedback from our Foster Families
‘Loony Luna’ is Sophie’s sister, she was fostered by one of the Kruizen Puppies families who also adopted a Spoodle puppy 12 months previously. Luna spends most of her time frolicking in the yard with her fur sister Sniffles and human brother Atticus.
“We first became a Kruizen Puppies family when we welcomed ‘Sniffles’ our toy Spoodle into the family. Sniffles is such a loving and affectionate family dog who loves nothing more than a good snuggle that when the opportunity arose to become a foster family for ‘Luna’, it was one we jumped at. If we could grow our fur family, give Luna a loving family home then we knew others would get the joy of one of Luna’s puppies then we wanted to help.
Luna is a spectacularly beautiful dog, both in her golden locks and her temperament. She’s been highly trainable, and a wonderful companion for Sniffles and our son. The three can regularly be found coming up with all sorts of adventures. The caring nature between our beautiful fur girls is so evident that its clear Luna is going to make a beautiful mum. She’s extraordinarily playful, yet equally happy curled up at my feet in the home office. The foster program is a wonderful way to grow your fur family, and the team at Kruizen Puppies are always wonderful to work with. I’d highly recommend the program if you already have a pup, and understand the commitment a new puppy brings. We are looking forward to the joy of seeing Luna’s little puppies make families happy over the coming years.”