Fostering for the RSPCA

If you are an animal lover who would love a pet but is unable to adopt, fostering is a brilliant way of helping animals in need. Fostering enables you to help a dog or a cat that is in need of an extra helping hand on the way to finding their forever home.

Being a foster carer is a key contribution to an animal’s welfare. Foster homes enable us to help more animals and give them the experience of a normal loving home which they might not have experienced previously. Although many of the animals that come into our care can be cared for within a kennel and cattery environment sometimes additional help is needed. As the RSPCA aims to relieve cruelty to animals many of the animals in our care need additional medical and emotional help.

What we do for you:

  • We will supply you with food, litter and equipment.

  • We will cover all veterinary treatments.

  • Advice if you have any enquires.

What you do for us:

  • Provide a loving temporary home.

  • Spend time with the foster animal, teach them to play.

  • Pay attention to animal’s behaviour patterns – are they stressed? Upset?

  • Enable them to have fun and enjoy their time with you.

  • Available to bring the animal back to the centre for visits and vet check ups.

  • Confidence to administer medication.

  • Keep us up to date with your progress.

  • Comply with centre policies.

Skills and experience required:

  • Have a commitment to animal welfare

  • Broad experience of caring for cats or dogs

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection requirements

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