Central and East - National Rehoming Network

General East Region Roles - Foster Carer - Small Animals - Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rodents (You do not have to commit to all species)

Small Animal Foster Carer

Would you like a pet but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Do you have spare time to look after needy Guinea pigs or Rabbits that may be looking for a new home? Blue Cross is looking for committed people who can offer short term care to needy pets.


What you will be doing:

  • Caring for Blue Cross animals in your own home / garden until they can be rehomed 
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, vet visits, giving medication and grooming
  • Keep accurate records

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for small animals
  • You need to live within 20 minutes of either -our Solihull West Midlands centre (B911SB); our Moreton Morrell Warwickshire centre (CV359BL); our Grimsby NE Lincolnshire centre (DN331AW) or our Rolleston Staffordshire centre (DE139AU) and have use of suitable transport
  • Preferably no other pets
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Competent, flexible and self motivated
  • Over 18s only


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