Torbay Rehoming Centre

Cat & Small Animal Fostering


Cat & Small Animal Fostering

Would you like a pet but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Do you have spare time that you could devote to a homeless animal? Blue Cross is looking for kind hearted committed people who can offer short term care to cats and small animals in their own homes.


 Benefits to you

  • You’ll be helping pets to have happy, healthy lives
  • Gain practical skills and experience
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • Knowledge that you are feeding back valuable observations to help the animal find a permanent home
  • Enjoy all the joys of pet ownership without long term commitment and cost
  • All equipment provided and costs covered



What you will be doing

  • Caring for a Blue Cross cat or small animal in your home
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, socialising, grooming and giving medication (support and training provided)
  • Feeding back your observations of the animal in your home to assist behavioural assessment


What we are looking for

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Experience of handling and caring for cats or small animals
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have transport
  • If you have other pets, you must have a separate room for the foster pet
  • Secure outdoor space (For outdoor rabbits or guinea pigs)
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Competent, flexible and self-motivated
  • Sufficient availability throughout the day



If you already own cats or rabbits

If you already own cats you must keep them away from the cats that you are fostering, cats are quite solitary and we are not always able to rule out any medical conditions. Your own cats must be vaccinated (Tricat & ideally FELV aswell) and we will need to see evidence of this.

If you already own rabbits and are looking to foster rabbits again you must have separate accommodation, and they must be vaccinated, we will require to see proof, this also must include Myxo, VHD1 and RVHD.


    Time commitment: Flexible dependant on the needs of each pet.  Opportunities available for overnight, short term and longer term fostering.


Any questions or if you would like to find out some more information then please call Leanne on 01803 317024 or email