Southampton Rehoming Centre

Fostering - Dog and Puppy Foster Carer - Post Operative Respite

Dog and Puppy Foster Carer - Post Operative Respite

Do you have experience recuperating injured dogs and puppies and would like to use your skills and experience to help Blue Cross pets? We are looking for committed volunteers who can offer foster care to dogs and puppies recovering from operations.


What you will be doing:

  • Caring for Blue Cross dogs and puppies in your own home until they can be rehomed
  • Providing care to dogs that have had operations such as orthopaedic surgery and who may requiring cage rest or restricted exercise
  • Following medical post operative instructions
  • Giving medication and providing all other care such as feeding, grooming and providing mental stimulation
  • Keep accurate records

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of owning or caring for dogs and some knowledge of post operative care
  • You need to live within 30 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • A garden is beneficial if fostering dogs
  • At this stage we are looking for foster carers with no other pets or young children
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Competent, flexible and self motivated
  • Home for all or most of the day

 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 although ideally carers who can offer at least four consecutive weeks at a time


Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older
  • Induction training Must be at least Completed