We hope you have enjoyed the warm weather and the hustle and bustle that takes place this time of year. As usual FMA has been kept busy with the regular arrival of many abandoned and unwanted dogs and sometimes cats looking for our help and care.

In this article we are going to look at the role of Foster Parents and how important they are in bridging that gap between abandonment and finding a new home.
When you Foster a dog you agree to take that homeless dog into your home and give him/her the love, care and attention that they are so missing in their lives This could be for a short period of time, (maybe as little as an afternoon in the cases of emergencies), or it could be for weeks or months, but this would obviously be negotiated with the Fosterer beforehand.

Fostering is so important, especially for those dogs that have not lived in a home environment before. Allowing these dogs to live in a family setting enables them to be socialised and trained and it provides a stepping stone towards their new home.

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have and by taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you are freeing up a spot so that we are able to take in other dogs that are often waiting in the wings to be saved.
A lot of people tell us that they don’t Foster dogs because; ‘I could never give them back’. We understand that this can be very difficult, but when you see the numerous updates we receive showing the dog thriving in its new home, the tears and upset are all worth it.

Remember being a Foster Carer gives you all the joy of adopting a rescue dog without the long-term commitment and it’s perfect for dog lovers who aren’t ready to adopt a dog just yet.

All applications to Foster are subject to a home check and guidelines to help you with the Fostering procedure will also be provided.

FMA are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, or if any problems should arise. We will support you every step of the way by providing, if necessary, bedding and any other practical things you may need. We also cover the cost of any veterinary treatment whilst the dog is in your care.

FMA are so lucky to have such wonderful Fosterers and we really could not operate without them. Would you like to join our team? If you would like more information on how you can become a Fosterer please contact FMA.

Private message our Facebook page at Friends of Mazarrón Animals

Tel: +34 711 032 574 (WhatsApp or Message) Spanish and English


Join our teaming group and donate just 1€ per month.


Donations can also be made at:

PAYPAL – fma.murcia@gmail.com

Bank Account – ES39 3058 0206 9227 2050 7854 (BIC CCRIES2AXXX)

Thank you as ever to everyone who supports us in all the other ways too; you’re all stars.