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Pet Fostering - Be a Pet Foster Carer & Change a Life!  

Could you foster a pet in need? 

· Do you miss the company of a pet but can’t commit to adoption? For example, you might enjoy your holidays or can’t afford a pet of your own.

 · Do you have time and patience to offer a pet? Fostering best suits people who are home most of the day, such as those who work from home or are retired.

 · Raystede supplies all the animal's food, equipment, and cover any veterinary costs. We offer continued support throughout the foster period.

 · Pets need fostering for a variety of reasons and we carefully match pets with the most suitable foster home although we find fostering works best in homes without pets or young children.

The length of fostering varies depending on the individual animals' needs but is usually for around 3 months or until the animal finds a new home. 

Fostering is hugely rewarding and great fun.

Thinking of applying to foster? Please come along to one of our information talks:



Dog fostering: we are particularly keen to hear from you if you have experience with large dogs, bullbreeds, or experience helping dogs overcome behaviour problems through positive training.


Kitten fostering will require a calm, pet-free environment and plenty of time for socialisation. Applicants must have experience in raising kittens.

How to apply

If you are interested in pet fostering for Raystede, please download the role description below, then return the foster carer application form. 

Downloads: 

03 Foster Carer Application

Foster Carer Volunteer Role Description

For more information on fostering, please call our Rehoming Team on 01825 880468 or email volunteering@raystede.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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