Could you foster a dog or cat?
We need more people willing to open up their homes to dogs and cats looking for a fresh start in life. We understand some visitors to this country will not be able to move back home with new pets. However if you plan to stay here for an extended period of time how about fostering a rescue temporarily.
When you foster a dog or cat you’ll be freeing up space in our centres so that we can rescue more animals in desperate need.
Benefits to 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. This is where we need people to take them in to provide them with a real home, even if it is only on a temporary basis.
Benefits to people
Fostering animals can be an amazing experience. It’s rewarding to watch their progress and to know that you played a key part in the re-homing process when a foster animal is successfully re-homed.
It also gives people who would normally be unable to take in an animal long term due to other commitments, with an alternative.