Cambridge Rehoming Centre

Fostering - Short term foster volunteer (centre)

Short Term Foster Carer

Have you had experience with dogs or cats? Would you like a pet but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Could you devote some time to cheering up an unhappy dog or cat? 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 pets in your own home until they can be rehomed
  • Pets might be recuperating from operations, too young to rehome or cannot cope with kennel/cattery life
  • You may also offer to foster pregnant females or mums and litters
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • Keep accurate records


What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for pets
  • A garden is beneficial if fostering dogs
  • 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


Time commitment:

The time commitment for this role will depend on what you foster. An adult will need at least an hour of your time per day but pregnant animals and hand reared animals would need someone around most of the day to keep an eye on them


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