Sheffield Rehoming and Advice Unit


Fostering - Foster Carer

 

Would you like a pet but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Do you have a spare room you could offer a needy cat or time to devote to cheering up an unhappy dog or a small pet? Blue Cross is looking for kind hearted committed people who can offer short term care to needy dogs, cats or small 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 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

 

Flexible Fostering Options:

  • We offer flexible fostering to accommodate the varying needs of people and pets
  • Short term fostering until a pet finds their new home – this can be from a few days to a few weeks, or in some cases a few months - or for a specified period of time based on your availability
  • Evening fostering – the pet comes to the centre during the day and stays with you in the evenings, great if you work during the day but would like to help a pet in need. Pick up and drop off between the hours of 8.30 – 17.00.
  • Weekenders! Give a pet in need respite by staying with you for the weekend!
  • Dogs, cats and small pets are all in need of foster homes

 

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for pets
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • A spare room if fostering cats, 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

 

This opportunity is available at our Sheffield Rehoming and Advice Unit.

You need to be aged 18 years and above for this role.

 

Time commitment: You will need to be at home most of the time to care for the pet and to be available at possible short notice.

Contact: Telephone number: 03007771980

Email address volunteering@bluecross.org.uk

 

Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older

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