We require volunteer foster carers to care for a variety of animals in their homes while they are waiting for a permanent home or until their owners are able to have them returned to them through our PetLink scheme.  

 Reporting to:

PetLink and Fostering Co-ordinator


In your own home

Days or Hours Required: 

  • 24 hours once the foster animal is in situ

Description of duties:

  • Caring for the animals in your own home for a variety of reasons which could include:
  1. Not coping with kennel or cattery life
  2. One to one care, training and support
  3. Convalescing
  4. Through a referral onto our PetLink Scheme

Skills, Experience & requirements you will need:

  • Patience and compassionate with an empathy for the animals situation
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Ability to commit to several months of care
  • At home for a large part of the day
  • Willing to develop animal welfare awareness and attend training when available and convenient
  • Own transport to be able to transport the animal to our centre or surgery
  • Good knowledge and experience of caring for the animal you apply to foster
  • Facilities (where appropriate) that meet current animal welfare standards
  • To report regularly to PetLink co-ordinator and provide regular updates on your fostered pet

How you will make a difference:

PetLink is our pet fostering service for families fleeing domestic abuse. This project is accessible to all families in Kent and Sussex via a referral system. We are able to accommodate dogs, cats and small animals. As a Foster Carer you will be making a huge difference to the lives of the animals and their families, offering them the chance of a new start and to be reunited when personal circumstances are resolved.

Home from Home is the fostering of a kennel dog for approximately 3 months. These dogs through no fault of their own have not found the perfect home. Placing them into a caring foster home allows them to relax away from kennel life, receive greater contact, exercise, training and companionship therefore making it easier to find a forever home.

What we offer you:

  • All food and equipment needed
  • Veterinary costs
  • Support and on-going training in your chosen role

How to apply:

Download and complete our foster application form and send to:


PetLink and Fostering Co-ordinator, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ

Oliver                          Millie June 2015


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