North - National Rehoming Network

Lancashire - Short Term Foster Carer

Short Term 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 kittens? 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 kittens in your own home until they can be rehomed
  • Kittens may be too young to rehome
  • You may also offer to foster pregnant females or mums and litters
  • You may offer care to cats who are struggling with life in a cattery.
  • 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
  • You need to live within 20 minutes of either - Manchester Middleton centre (M24 6XH) or our Lancashire Myerscough centre (PR3 0RY) and have use of suitable transport
  • A spare room if fostering cats
  • 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: flexible

Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older