Thirsk Rehoming Centre

Fostering - Rabbit and small pet foster carer

Would you like a pet but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Do you have space and the time to devote to cheering up an unhappy rabbit or a small pet? Blue Cross is looking for knowledgeable kind hearted committed people who can offer short term care to needy rabbits and 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  cope with
  • 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


    Experience of handling and caring for pets
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • 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


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

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