Detector dog program

Detector dogs help us protect Australia's border

As pups, detector dogs need lots of nurturing and socialisation. This is why we need people to foster them.

From 9 weeks of age,  pups stay with their foster carer for about 12 months. They are raised as outside dogs and are not required to be with the foster carer for extended periods of time throughout the day.

We manage all the food and veterinary costs. Our carers need to take care of the pup, give it a safe and caring home, and provide exercise and opportunities for the pup to socialise with people and animals.