Grimsby animal hospital

Animal care - Short Term Hospital Foster Volunteer (cats)

Short Term Hospital 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 or young kitten? 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 just cannot cope with kennel life
  • 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

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for pets
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • A spare room, safe and secure
  • Ideally someone with no other cats or 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 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, as and when the need arises. Cats require on average up to 2 weeks fostering, but some only require a couple of days. Please note: most of our fosters are not kittens. 


Qualifications Required

  • Cat behaviour course completed Must be at least Yes
  • Dog behaviour course completed Must be at least Yes