Lewknor Rehoming Centre


Short Term animal 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 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 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 if fostering cats, a garden is beneficial if fostering dogs
  • Currently looking for carers with no other pets or children
  • 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
  • Equipment provided and costs covered

 

Time commitment: short term but daily - cats someone around for most of the day, dogs not to be routinely left.

This opportunity is available at:

Blue Cross, London Road (A40), Lewknor, Oxon, OX49 5RY