Foster Carer

**Thank you to everyone who responded to our Kitten Crisis appeal.  We had a fantastic response and are therefore not currently accepting applications to foster cats**

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 Break Away Scheme.  

 Reporting to:

Rehoming Supervisor


In your own home

Days or Hours Required:

24 hours once the foster animal is in situation

Description of duties:

  • Caring for the animals in your own home for a variety of reasons which could include:
  • Not coping with kennel or cattery life
  • One to one care, training and support
  • Convalescing
  • Through a referral onto our Break Away 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 and provide regular updates on your fostered pet

How you will make a difference:

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


To apply please download our application form and email it to us at or telephone our team on 01825 880491.  

Please note we do not accept CV's

If you have not heard from us within two weeks, thank you for your application, however please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you! Please allow up to 48 hours to hear back from us.
Call:(01825) 840252

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