Thirsk Rehoming Centre

Doggie B&B

Doggie B&B



Would you like a pet but you are out at work all day? Do you have time in the evenings to give a dog a break from the kennels? Blue Cross is looking for committed volunteers who can offer evening foster care to our dogs in their own home .  The role does involve collecting and returning the dogs, and for some dogs a minimum commitment to ensure their wellbeing


What you will be doing:

·         Caring for a Blue Cross dog in your home in the evenings

·         Collecting the dog in the evening and returning them the next morning

·         You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, socialising, giving medication and grooming

·         Reporting back your observations of the dog in your home to assist behavioural assessment


·       What we are looking for:

·         Experience of handling and caring for dogs

·         You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport

·         Some dogs will require a commitment of a minimum number of consecutive days.  Most dogs can be left alone once settled

·         Preferably no other pets

·         Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures



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 and experience

·         Develop skills and enhance your CV

·         Join a great team of like-minded people

·         All equipment provided

·         Knowledge that you are feeding back valuable observations to help the dog find a permanent home