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Fosterers are lifesavers!

ARAN does not have a shelter or kennel facilities – so often the only hope for our pound dogs is to have a kind fosterer volunteer to take them. For many of our dogs its their first experience of kindness, love and of belonging to a family. Many fosterers say its both rewarding, and heartbreaking.. but its most definitely lifesaving.

All our dogs are assigned a manager to help and support you through the fostering process and we have a written guide to help you with what to expect in the first few days.

Our fosterers are not expected to rehome the dog themselves, and all potential adopters will be screened before meeting your foster dog or puppy. Of course we do have some ‘foster fails’ and fosterers are welcome to adopt their dog if they cannot bear to part with him. Whatever happens, your foster dog will always have a place in your heart, and he in yours.

If you would like to find out more about being a valued ARAN fosterer, then please email us via the Contact Us button on the home page.


Maybe you could become an ARAN driver?

Because our primary focus is saving dogs from the Ruapehu Pound we need drivers to take dogs both north and south to meet up with ARAN team members and/or fosterers.

ARAN will reimburse you for your petrol costs and provide a crate where possible. Our drivers are most valued and are an integral part of saving our pound dogs.



There are many things that we need:

  • Collars and leads
  • Harnesses
  • Wormers
  • Flea Treatments
  • Crates
  • Chew bars and treats (ARAN routinely provides these to dogs in the pound who are not available for rehoming)
  • …and of course money – which you can do via the Donate page on this website (you will be taken to our Givealittle page).

Monetary donations can be receipted as we are a registered Charity.

Should you have any questions about donating, please send us an email via the Contact Us link on the Home Page.

Thank you 🙂