We rely on fosterers to provide temporary homes for the animals in our care. Fostering an animal can help them recover from neglect, abuse, illness or injury – taking the first steps towards finding a new, loving forever home.
When you foster an animal you’ll also be freeing up space in our centres so that we can rescue more animals in desperate need.
Could you become an animal foster carer?
We need more people willing to open up their homes, and their hearts, to help give dogs, cats or horses looking for a fresh start in life.
How fostering helps animals
Animal fostering is an important role. It helps to play a vital part in the rehabilitation of animals and helps improve their chance of finding a new home.
Many animals that we take in have either suffered or are not used to the care and affection that they deserved. Living with a foster family helps to provide them with one-to-one care, allowing them to build up their confidence and get used to a normal lifestyle.
Other animals don’t cope well in an animal centre environment, or need to remain in our care for a long period of time whilst legal proceedings take place. This is where we need fosters to take them in to provide them with a real home, even if it is only on a temporary basis.
How fostering helps you
It’s rewarding to know that you played a key part in helping a rescued animal recover from a life of suffering and start a new life. You’ll get to meet and care for animals with unique personalities and see them rehomed to a new family.
Fostering also gives people who would normally be unable to take in an animal long term, due to other commitments, with an alternative.
Foster a dog
Foster a cat
The centre will provide more information about their fostering process and if you wish to proceed they will ask you to complete a foster application form.
You will receive a phone call from the rehoming centre and the foster application process will be completed via phone and email.
If an animal becomes available you will be able to collect your foster pet, by appointment, from the Animal Shelter
You will receive ongoing support from the Animal Shelter and a visit may be carried out when current movement and other restrictions have been lifted.