Southampton Rehoming Centre

Fostering - Cat Foster Carer

Cat Foster Carer

Would you like a cat or kitten but are not in a position to give long term commitment?  Blue Cross is looking for committed people who can offer short term care to needy pets in their own homes.

 What you will be doing:

  • Caring for Blue Cross cats and kittens in your own home until they can be rehomed
  • These pets might be recovering from illness, not coping in kennels or be very nervous and need lots of time and patience.  
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • Keep accurate records


What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for cats and kittens
  • You need to live within 30 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • A spare room for nervous cats, litters or hand rears
  • Preferably no other pets
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Competent, flexible and self-motivated

 Benefits to you:

  • You’ll be helping pets to have happy, healthy lives
  • Enjoy all the joys of pet ownership without long term commitment and cost
  • Gain practical skills, experience and a training programme
  • Develop skills and enhance your CV
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • Arrangements will be made for holidays
  • All equipment provided and costs covered


This opportunity is available at: Southampton Rehoming Centre, Bubb Lane, West End, Southampton, Hants SO30 2HL


Time commitment: Flexible


Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older
  • Do you live within 45 minutes travelling time of a Blue Cross rehoming centre or hospital? Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day