Burford Rehoming Centre - Small Animal Unit

Short Term Foster Carer - Burford Oxfordshire

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, time to devote to cheering up an unhappy dog or space to offer a small pet? Blue Cross is looking for committed people who can offer short term care to pets in their own homes. Flexible fostering opportunities are available, such as overnight or weekend fostering.


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 fostering for 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
  • Preferably no other pets
  • 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


This role is available at:  Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PF


If you have any questions please contact Burford.volunteering@bluecross.org.uk