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Fosterers Needed

 Experienced German shepherd fosterer required
Experienced German shepherd fosterer required

K9 Medical Detection NZ Charitable Trust (K9MD) trains dogs for the early non-invasive detection of cancer and other diseases. Our high drive working dogs train in our facilities at AgResearch Invermay, Mosgiel, Dunedin.

Once our puppies grow and commence formal training, dogs are either collected or dropped off to our training centre each morning and return home late afternoon during the week. Our dogs are valuable and are working to save lives, hence we have strict guidelines on their care.

We believe in creating the perfect work/life balance for our dogs and are seeking fosterers to join the K9MD family and care for our dogs in their home overnight and in the weekends. You do not need to “give up” the puppy at a certain age. When the dogs retire from their working life the fosterers have the option to take over ownership.

Fosterers required

We are currently seeking experienced German shepherd dog owners. We have two new puppies  arriving in 2023 and are looking for that  special family to care for these puppies as they grow into out future medical detection dogs.  Puppies will be collected during the week and introduced to the world by K9MD's canine environment trainer. They will be socialised and learn basic obedience. K0MD's puppy trainer will work closely with the fosterers to ensure all puppies needs are met. 

If you are interested, have a secure property and believe you can work within our criteria we would love to hear from you. Please email: