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Foster a dog

Thinking of becoming a dog foster carer?

Can you provide...
  • A comfy bed

  • A couple of walks a day - usually 30 minutes to an hour each, depending on the dogs breed, age etc.

  • Two meals a day

  • Fresh water supplied

  • Toys to stimulate them

  • Some playtime, tummy rubs and affection

  • Your company or someone trusted to be around for them

  • A bit of grooming   

  • Occasional visits to the vet.

  • A weekly update from you to add to the dog’s profile. 

  • Maybe training with your foster dog at a dog training facility. 

You decide with our help which dog you would like to foster depending on your lifestyle and home.

Could this be you?
  • I have respect for animals.

  • I’m active.

  • I’m kind and patient.

  • I have room in my home

  • I could commit for up to 3 months if required or help another fosterer as when needed.

  • I have time to exercise and play with my foster dog.

  • I would be happy to take my foster dog to dog training if necessary.

  • I could take my foster dog to the vets.

  • I’d be happy to write a short weekly update for my foster dog’s rehoming page and send some great photos too.

  • I’d be happy to help another foster on a temporary basis and share some of the care of the foster dog?

Are your circumstances like these?

  • You would love a dog of your own, but your circumstances don’t allow for one now.

  • You are thinking about getting a dog but want to get some experience with one first before you commit?

  • You have recently lost your beloved dog and miss the company of a dog in your home?  

  • Are you training in an animal related profession and want to get some practical, hands on experience?

  • Have you recently lost a dog and your other dog is missing their canine companion?

  • You have recently retired, and love dogs

  • You want to teach your children important values about respecting and caring for animals.

  • You’d like to share the care of a dog with a family member as you both work and are worried about time.

  • You are looking to rehome a dog and want to foster them first to make sure you’re a happy match.

Dogs2FosterUK help by…

  • Providing a boarding allowance to cover your foster dog’s food and training classes (if required).

  • Providing public liability insurance and insurance to cover any unexpected health issues.

  • Covering your foster dogs microchipping, neutering, vaccinations and health check expenses.

  • Providing all your foster dogs equipment and toys.

  • Providing on-line training with a qualified canine behaviourist which you can follow in the comfort of your own home curled up with your foster dog.

  • Providing a professional reference detailing your voluntary contribution to our organisation

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