Can’t commit to a dog full time but want to help the Bali dogs? BECOME A PART TIME PAW’RENT™ (AKA A LONG TERM FOSTER CARER) TO HELP AN ADULT DOG HAVE A BETTER LIFE! 

Foster caring is a fabulous and rewarding way to share your love, help a fur-friend heal and socialise them in preparation for adoption. 

By becoming a Part Time Paw’rent™ helps us to place an adult dog in your home based on your lifestyle and needs and removes them from expensive, crowded or isolating boarding facilities whilst we continue to promote them for adoption.

Adult dogs can take a lot longer to permanently rehome therefore staying with someone who craves a canine companion but can’t commit due to work contracts or a travellers lifestyle then becoming a Part Time Paw’rent™ is a great option!

You will be supporting a dog in need, filling your heart with love and helping our charity save money on boarding facilities whilst giving a dog a proper home to develop imperative social skills to increase their chances of adoption.


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A Part Time Paw’rent™ is a long term foster carer for a dog we choose to suit your lifestyle and housing arrangement. We do allow a 2 week trial to be sure you and your canine foster kid are compatible.

  • A commitment of at least 2 – 12 months. If you want to commit to less time then please see our foster care program which is 4-8 week commitment.
  • Dogs can range from 6 months to 12 years old. Small to large size.
  • Based on your experience, housing and available time to care for a dog we will match the dog we think is best. Please understand there may not be a ‘choice’ as all our dogs need a home.
  • No medical costs to you for pre-exisiting illness’ however if there is an accident or incident during their stay you will be liable for the cost. If we are able to get a discount on the procedures we will try.
  • You are required to provide food which costs less than RP100,000 (AU$10) a week for an adult, a safe and happy home plus love, cuddles and time for these fur-babes to be ready for adoption.
  • If you go on holidays you must inform our team and arrange boarding or care for the dog at your cost.
  • A Part Time Paw’rent™ will not exceed 12 months. If you would like to proceed past the 12 months you will be required to go through the adoption process.
  • During this foster period time we will be promoting the animal for adoption. If you decide you would like to adopt you will have first choice.

We will provide the following depending on requirement and availability:

  • Vaccination Booklets
  • Blankets
  • Bowls
  • Toys

At the end of your foster period please clean and return all items for re-use.

Anyone who lives in Bali longer than 2 months! It’s perfect for anyone who may be in Bali indefinitely and want to help the animals or is missing their fur’kid back home. You will need the approval of your landlord and have a fully fenced and secure yard. We will be checking this before you will receive a dog.

Being a Part Time Paw’rent™ is a unique experience and slightly different from adopting.

As a Part Time Paw’rent™ you are obliged and willing to provide adequate food, water, safe shelter and kind treatment at all times. It is imperative you have a fully fenced and secure yard, do not use cages or chains or allow free roaming.

Mission Paws’ible does not foster dogs to people residing in kosts or guesthouses.

This is a thorough outline of what is required. We don’t mean to sound too strict, but the health and welfare of our rescued animals is paramount. It will also help us both through this process if you can follow the guidelines.

  • Commit is a minimum of 2 months. It is expected that the foster dog will not be removed from the initial property it is placed at. If short term alternative care is necessary (for example you need to go away for short term) then Mission Paws’ible recommends “Happy Tails” a visiting pet sitting service or live in pet sitters available from “Bali Pet Sitters Club” Facebook page.
  • Provide a photograph of your yard to ensure the above conditions are met
  • Provide transport to any medical appointments, including drop off and pick up.
  • Give ONE (1) WEEK’S NOTICE if terminating foster care before the mutually agreed time.
  • Have vaccinations up to date (Complete and Rabies) for all other dogs in your care.
  • Follow all oral and written instructions regarding medications (if required). All instructions from our recommended vets must be followed and all courses of medication completed. Please make sure you are clear on the vet’s treatment instructions. If you are unsure of something such as giving tablets please ask for a demonstration.
  • Contact us immediately if any health concerns arise.
  • Notify us in the event any change occurs

The Part Time Paw’rent™ is not the legal owner of the foster animal, but its guardian for a period of time. This period of time is set by you. Following this, the adoption procedure will begin.

Mission Paws’ible ensures animals are healthy or on a successful treatment plan before they are available for foster care, however we cannot guarantee their are no underlying, dormant or pre-existing issues. You are responsible to monitor their health and well being, and we provide any necessary support and medical assistance your foster dog requires.

Although training isn’t essential, we believe (and know) it’s a great aspect of fostering and it enhances the dogs experience of living in a home environment. It gives our dogs a great advantage of adoption over non-fostered dogs.

Toilet Training

Being mostly adult dogs you usually don’t need to worry about this. However, if you do, when they have finished a meal, or awake and begin sniffing, take them to where they are to toilet. When they do so, reward with a treat & lots of praise. They’ll learn soon enough so please don’t punish them if they don’t get it right. They need time to learn.

Walking on leash

You can also teach them to walk on a lead and accept a collar. Please understand “sniffing” while walking is how dogs explore their environment and is part of their enjoyment of the journey. Patience is required! Due to Bali heat a few short walks rather that one long walk is recommended.

Riding a Scooter

This is a HUGE plus for any dog available for adoption in Bali.

90% of people have a scooter and would love to take their pet to the beach or out and about. Teaching a dog to comfrotably and calmly ride a scooter is very beneficial. Start with the bike parked and use treats to teach the dog to sit in the scooter well. Next step is to start the scooter with you sitting on it to get them used to the noise. Next stage is to take a small ride using your legs to hold them in place. Slowly take longer rides. If you end up doing something fun for the dog at the end of the trip then they will often remember the scooter = something fun! Please always use positive re-inforcement in your training.

Off Leash

Please refrain from off-leash experiences until you know the dog has a strong recall instinct (ie. they will come back to you). This takes time to learn and is based on the connection you have with the dog. Treats always are the best way to teach them.

Use an extra long leash (or a rope attached to the leash) and gradually allow the dog to go further from you then call them back and give them a treat. Repeat this over and over and gradually allow them to go a bit further every time. Then off –leash could be possible.

Professional Training

If you require a trainer we are happy to help and cover the costs if you do not have the funds but please be mindful we are a charity and we have limited funds. If you feel you can afford to pay for this service then we would be very grateful.

Healthy Feeding Suggestions can be found here

Due to the recent rise in rabies cases across Bali, we urge all current foster carers to be pre-vaccinated for rabies. The World Health Organization (WHO) standard for people is now two injections over a one-week period.

When animals are vaccinated against rabies, it is still possible that exposure may have occurred prior to vaccination. IF an animal is incubating rabies, they may develop symptoms at any time. There is no reliable way to test live animals for rabies.

For this reason, please be aware and vigilant about looking for possible signs of rabies in animals under your care.

Rabies is spread through animal bites or transfer of saliva from an infected animal to open wounds, into the eyes, nose or mouth.

Take care to avoid being bitten. Do not let animals lick you on the mouth, in the eyes, in the nose or allow saliva to come into contact with open wounds or broken skin.

The rabies virus does not always present the same symptoms in every animal. If you notice any behaviour out of the ordinary, including any of the following, contact us immediately.

● Vicious biting for no reason
● Paralysis
● Difficulty swallowing
● Barking with a strange sound
● Drooping of the lower jaw
● Foaming at the mouth
● Seizures
● Seeking dark places

In the event that you are bitten and skin is broken, follow WHO protocols as follows:

● Wash the wound for 15 minutes with soap and running water and apply betadine/iodine
● Seek medical advice immediately

More detailed information about rabies here: FACT SHEET

Please note that although Mission Paws’ible is responsible for the medical care and vaccinations of the animals, we do not take responsibility for fosters’ own personal vaccinations, nor any potential post-exposure treatment.

By virtually signing below you acknowledge that you have been informed of the risks and post-exposure protocol, and that you agree to take full responsibility of your own vaccinations and any necessary treatment in the event of a bite.


Further information can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you understand what is involved in becoming a Part Time Paw’rent™ please fill in the application below and our team will get back to you as soon as possible!