Kimpton Rehoming Centre

Fostering - 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 cat, a garden to house a rabbit or time to devote to cheering up an unhappy dog? 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 life
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • You may also offer to care for pregnant females or mums and litters
  • Keep accurate records

 What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for pets
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre 
  • Have use of suitable transport
  • Have the time to look after a foster pet
  • A spare room if fostering cats, a garden if fostering outdoor rabbits and a garden is also beneficial if fostering dogs
  • 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 training
  • 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:

 Varies depending on the species and individual but flexibility is needed.

 This opportunity is available at:

Kimpton Bottom, Herts, SG4 8EU. 

To apply please fill out the application form on this page or for more information please email or call us on 0300 777 1490.



Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older
  • Fostering induction Must be at least Completed

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