Almost anyone can foster a rescue animal and do their part for animal welfare and rescue across the UK. Rescuing one animal at a time spreads the work load and means we do not have to rely on boarding kennels which are expensive and can be traumatic.
We need foster homes for dogs, cats and small caged animals (hamster, rabbit, rat, gerbil, guinea pigs, birds etc.).
Fostering a Dog
We always need foster homes for dogs, especially foster homes who can manage "dog aggressive" dogs through space/multiple rooms and crating. We always need general dog foster homes too.
Dogs in a new environment, often straight out of the pound, will need a firm hand to keep their energy level calm in the first few weeks of "freedom" to allow the dog to settle back down into a new environment and will often need to be re-toilet trained having come from kennels.
The dogs are as well assessed as can be in the given situations but should any dangerous problems arise we will immediately respond.
Dogs will need time to bond with their foster families before being let off the lead and we pride our selves on never having lost a dog.
All foster families must be prepared for at least a week of unsettlement and training. Dog knowledgeable and experienced foster homes wanted.
Fostering a Cat
Cats fostered from rescue are often shy, grumpy, scared and almost feral in appearance and behaviour. Cats require a minimum of usually 2 weeks to begin to settle into a new environment.
Cats in foster MUST be kept indoors and it is the foster families responsibility to make sure the cat does not escape either through doors or windows.
Cats can be kept isolated in a room set up for them if the whole house is not available, even a spare room can become a rescue space! This set up is best to be followed for the first days to allow the cat to get used to you.
Fostering a Small / Caged Rescue Pet
Rodents, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs are always looking for rescue spaces and currently we only have ONE small animal rescue foster!
We currently have a limited amount of hutches and cages to lend out to fosterers so these things are always appreciated if you can provide them yourself.
During Winter any outdoor animals must be insulated or covered appropriately.
Foster A Rescue Animal for BSR
Dogs On Deathrow
There are 100's of dogs in the UK pounds on 'deathrow' facing being put to sleep, waiting for their 8 days to run out. These dogs need your help most. They often take a few days to adjust to home life again & may require toilet training, but they are usually the most loving and rewarding dogs to foster. The dogs requiring a foster from the pounds usually fit into one of the below catagories:
1. Senior Small Breed (yorkie, terriers, shitzhu X's. Usually dog freindly)
2. Staffies and Bullies X's (usually dog reactive but people loving)
3. Sighthounds (greyhounds, lurchers, salukis X's etc Usually dog friendly but cat reactive)
If you are willing to be a standby poundie foster please get in touch as soon as possible....their clock is ticking.
Animals Currently Urgently Needing Foster Homes:
Tigger & Ellie - 3&4yrs old - Mixed Breed - Male & Female (neutered) - Outdoor Cats but MUST be kept INDOORS during foster. Tigger is a goofy friendly boy. Ellie is a little shy and will come to you when she is ready.
URGENTLY SEEKING FOSTER HOMES - HAVE A SPARE ROOM, SOME SPARE TIME and LOVE ANIMALS? PLEASE APPLY to FOSTER
Although many of our foster families generously pay for the care and food of their rescue animal themselves as well as spoil them with new things, we offer to reimburse weekly the following:
We can provide the following:
We make our reimbursal payments through PayPal or Direct Bank Deposits. Receipts MUST be retained.
Broken Souls Animal Rescue