Torbay Rehoming Centre

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 loveable small animal, 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 30 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 but not essential
  •        Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  •        Competent, flexible and self motivated
  •     As you will be carrying our animals in our own car, all our drivers will  have a confidential driving licence check by a company called Intelligent Data Systems on behalf of Blue Cross


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: The pet will be living in your home so full time care will be required for the foster period. Once you have filled out an application form you will be sent the full role description and supplementary questions


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give Kelly our Volunteer Co-ordinator a call on 01803 317024 or email