Foster carers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Without our foster carers many of our dogs would never have had a chance to leave the shelter.
Fostering a dog can be a very rewarding, heart warming experience but does require commitment, empathy and understanding.
Most of our dogs have never lived in a home or been walked on a lead. To begin with everything can be completely overwhelming for them.
Foster carers get them used to home life, teach them house rules, toilet train and lead train them. Most importantly they help them build a bond with people and teach them how to trust.
To foster you need to live within about an hour of our base in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, have a very secure garden and be home all day.
In most cases we cannot place new arrivals with children under 12. We cannot usually cat test dogs, but most of our dogs get on well with other dogs and it greatly benefits them to be in foster with a resident dog.
We are always here to support and advise you. All necessary vet fees are covered by us and food etc can be supplied if required.