Foster

Join our Family of Heroes

Welcome to our special corner of the world, where love speaks louder than words. Here at Hear No Evil, we believe every dog deserves a chance at happiness, regardless of their abilities. Our mission is to provide safe, loving, temporary homes for deaf and special needs dogs in need – and we need your help.

Why Foster a deaf or special needs dog?

Fostering a deaf or special needs dog is a unique and deeply rewarding experience. These dogs often face greater challenges in finding forever homes, yet their capacity for love is boundless. By choosing to foster, you provide these special dogs with the care, love, and stability they need while preparing them for a successful adoption. The journey is filled with learning and growth, not just for the dog, but for you as well.

Who can foster?

The backbone of our organisation is our incredible network of foster carers. These dedicated individuals offer their time, homes, and hearts to care for our dogs until they find their permanent homes. Our foster program is crucial in providing a nurturing environment for these dogs, allowing them to adapt to home settings and learn essential skills.

Fostering is open to anyone with a big heart and a safe, welcoming home environment. Whether you’re experienced with special needs dogs or new to the experience but willing to learn, there is a place for you in our program. We look for foster homes that can offer:

  • A patient, understanding approach to caring for a dog with unique needs.
  • A commitment to learning about their foster dog’s specific condition and the best ways to support them.
  • A safe, secure, and loving environment for a special needs dog to thrive.

The Foster Process

Our fostering process is designed to ensure the best match between our special needs dogs and their potential foster homes. It involves:

Enquiry: Start by reaching out to us. We’re excited to hear from you and answer any questions you might have about fostering a deaf or special needs dog.

Preparation and Education: We provide resources and training to help you understand your foster dog’s needs and how to care for them effectively.

Application and Yard Check: Fill out our fostering application, and let’s schedule a call and yard check. This step helps us ensure your home is a safe haven for a special needs dog.

Foster Matching: We match you with a dog that suits your home environment, lifestyle, and ability to meet their needs.

Support for our Foster Carers

We are deeply committed to supporting our foster families every step of the way. This includes:

  • Ongoing education and advice on caring for a deaf or special needs dog.
  • Access to veterinary care and support for your foster dog’s health needs.
  • A community of fellow fosterers who share your passion and can offer support and friendship.

Hear From Our Foster Families

Hearing from those who’ve fostered deaf or special needs dogs through our program can offer valuable insights and inspiration. We’re proud to share stories from our foster community, highlighting the joys, challenges, and transformative experiences of fostering.

Ready To Make A Difference

If you’re moved by the idea of offering a deaf or special needs dog a temporary home filled with love and care, we would love to hear from you. Click the button below to fill out the Foster Carer Application and we will be in touch to tell you more or to begin the fostering process. Your kindness can change a dog’s life, and we promise the experience will change yours too.