Thank you so much for caring about the welfare of homeless dogs, and other animals, by considering becoming a foster carer.
Regardless of where you live, rescues all over the UK are in need of caring fosterers to offer dogs a much-needed break from kennelling while they wait for their forever home. There are also some rescues that do not use kennels at all and operate a foster-only programme because the dogs they rescue would not do well in kennels. This includes rescues that are specialists in the rehabilitation of ex-puppy farming breeding dogs.
Every rescue has their own criteria for becoming a foster carer so please contact them directly to find out more.
1 Dog At A Time Rescue UK – (dogs) UK wide
For those of you who don’t know us, or who have not adopted or fostered for us so far, we are a team of volunteers who have seen the atrocities that face the street and stray dogs population in Romania. We at 1 dog at a time rescue cannot stand by and do nothing, we have pledged to help where we can. We try to save as many lives in these shelters as we can … we need your help, without you so many more will die.
More info here: http://www.1dogatatimerescue.org/how-do-i-adopt/4591438921
A DOG’s TALE – (dogs) UK wide
A DOG’s TALE Rescue has a simple mission, to save and help dogs that need a second chance at a content life. We only use Foster homes as this allows the dogs to be in a home environment and show their true character. We take in dogs from all types of backgrounds and have a qualified team to be able to assess every dog for temperament and suitability to enable us to find the right foster or forever home. We are here to help the dogs! Are you here to help us?
More info here: www.adogstale.info
Aireworth Dogs in Need – (dogs) Keighley and the surrounding areas
We are a dedicated team from Keighley who came together through various channels. We are united in our efforts to find homes for stray and abandoned dogs in Keighley and the surrounding areas. We are a foster based rescue and rely on the kindness of volunteers. Dogs come to ADIN for a wide range of reasons, but what ever the reason we believe that every dog deserves a forever home where it can be happy and bring happiness. Please help ADIN by offering a forever home or become a fosterer for one of our dogs in need.
More info here: http://aireworthdogsinneed.co.uk/
Akita Rescue and Welfare – (dogs) UK wide
The Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (UK) – known informally as the ARW – was founded by a group dedicated Akita enthusiasts who felt there was a need for a society devoted to the rescue, welfare and protection of both the American and Japanese type of Akitas within the UK. The ARW now has reps and co-ordinators working across the country, advising owners, rescuing, re-homing and retraining Akitas.
More info here: http://www.akitarescue.org.uk/
All Bullie Rescue – (dogs) England and Wales
All Bullie Rescue is a voluntary run dog rescue based in Luton, Bedfordshire. Our aim is to save as many bull breeds as possible and give them a chance of a better life. Our breeds include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bull Terriers and American Bull Terriers. We are based in different parts of the UK. We have people in the south and east of the UK. We rehome our dogs in England and Wales only.
More info here: http://www.allbullierescue.co.uk/foster-a-dog/
All Dogs Matter – (dogs) London regions
We are a small team of passionate animal lovers who work with several local council authorities to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the many abandoned dogs that come in everyday. We also take in dogs from members of the public who can no longer look after them. We use a mixture of foster homes and kennel spaces to house the dogs in our care and we have an office in London.
More info here: https://alldogsmatter.co.uk/rehoming_status/foster-needed/
Amicii Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Amicii Dog Rescue is a UK based charity, which was established to support a dog rescue shelter in Transylvania, Western Romania. The shelter cares for up to 200 dogs at any one time. We have a team of volunteers in the UK, who work tirelessly to raise funds and to rehome as many of the dogs as possible. We are always in need of loving foster homes for our dogs in need, so please do get in touch.
More info here: https://www.amiciidogrescue.org.uk
Animal Rescue Cymru – (dogs and cats) West Wales (preferably within 15 miles of Cardigan)
We are a small, independent rescue charity, based on the beautiful west Wales coast, and our sole aim is to rescue and re-home domestic animals. We do this with the aid of a small band of dedicated volunteers and experts whose sole aim is the welfare of animals.
More info here: http://www.animalrescuecymru.co.uk/
Animal Safe Haven (Help4Wales Foundation) – (all animals) Wales
Animal Safe Haven is a service desperately needed in Wales. We support victims of domestic abuse by temporarily caring for their pets while they access a refuge and begin to rebuild their lives. Each animal is referred to our Animal Safe Haven where they receive a full health check, vet treatment if required, and a fosterer to provide a temporary loving home.
More info here: http://www.help4walesfoundation.org.uk/safehaven.html
Arundawn Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Arundawn Dog Rescue is a small self-funded rescue, providing rehabilitation and rehoming for predominantly council pound strays. The importance of the ‘foster family’ cannot be stressed enough. We feel that where possible it is crucial to get our dogs out of a kennel environment and into a home. We are lucky enough to have some superb foster families here at Arundawn. Foster dogs live with families until they are ready for their new homes and sadly in the case of dogs needing palliative care they will remain with the family until the end. If you would like to join our foster team, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.arundawndogrescue.co.uk/
Balto & Co Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are a Not for Profit organisation who strives to give dogs what they need. A stable loving safe environment. We work with Pound dogs that are at risk, as well as dogs that owners can no longer care for. We also help where possible an owner keep their dog, by offering advice and support and if needed temporary foster care, We are looking at taking this one step further in the near future and reaching out to the homeless communities ensuring they have all they need to keep their dog healthy and happy.
More info here: https://www.baltoandco.co.uk/dogs-available
Bedlington Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
We are a small breed rescue who have been operating for over 40 years, rescuing and rehoming Bedlington Terriers and their crosses. We have no rescue centre, working generally home from home. We offer full training and back up and support for our team of foster carers so we can match the dog to the carer and begin the rehabilitation to prepare the dogs for their new homes.
More info here: http://www.bedlingtonrescue.co.uk/
Beds for Bullies – (dogs) Suffolk
We are always in need of more people willing to open up their homes to dogs looking for a fresh start in life. If you have room for a temporary pet, fostering can be a fun and rewarding experience. Being in a kennel is stressful for many dogs and fostering helps to play a vital part in their rehabilitation and helps improve their chance of finding a new permanent home. By fostering you also help free up space in our rescue for other dogs in desperate need.
More info here: http://www.bedsforbullies.com/
Big Red Rooster – (cockerels) UK wide
Big Red Rooster was started in 2014. After several years of taking in and sometimes re-homing Cockerels for people for various reasons, we decided to make it an official and registered as a not-for-profit organization. We did this to enable us to raise funds, to allow is to expand and ultimately be able to help rescue and find homes for more lovely boys. We are located in Wiltshire just outside Swindon.
More info here: http://www.bigredrooster.org.uk/
Bliss Cavalier Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Bliss Cavalier Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation run by experienced Cavalier lovers. We treat every dog as an individual and will always find the best suited home for each one. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the UK’s most popular dog breeds. They have the happiest, kindest nature and love everyone. Sadly this means bad breeders and puppy farmers take advantage and breed them with no regard for their welfare leaving owners and dog rescues to pick up the pieces. We are always in need of loving foster homes, so please do get in touch.
More info here: https://www.blisscavalierrescue.org/
Boxer and Bully Saviours – (dogs) UK wide
Fosterers are the backbone of our rescue. Without them we would not be able to help the dogs. They truly are life savers. We have many dogs desperately waiting for a sofa to loan for a short while. Can you help? If you’d like to foster or would like to know more please contact us.
More info here: http://www.babs-rescue.co.uk/fostering.html
Broken Halo Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are absolutely desperate for foster carers who can help with our dogs. We need fosters with bull breed experience, experience with the quiet dogs, pet free fosters and child free fosters. We need fosters that are dedicated and can really put time into the dogs and help them. We cover all vet costs for dog’s in foster. We also offer 24 hour support, 7 days a week. Please, please, please if you think you could help at all, do get in touch! Thank you xx
More info here: https://brokenhalorescue.co.uk/become-a-foster-carer-1
Bruno’s Animal Haven – (dogs, cats and small furries) UK wide
If you want to foster a dog with a view to adopting or if you want to be that crucial space for an animal between rescue and finding their forever home we want to hear from you. You could literally save an animals life offering a space and you can get so much back from the love an animal gives in its time of need. We are looking for foster homes for both dogs and cats. We welcome fosters of all ages.
More info here: https://www.brunosanimalhaven.co.uk/fostering
Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust – (dogs) UK Wide
We offer a Rescue and Rehoming service for pure bred bulldogs across the UK, who, for whatever reason cannot stay where they are. Our aim is to always do our best for every bulldog we are asked to help. Everything is coordinated from one central point and thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers across the UK we can act quickly if necessary, home check potential new homes and supply short stay foster care where required.
More info here: http://www.bulldogrescue.org.uk/
CARE Dog Rescue – (dogs) Norfolk, Suffolk, North Cambridge
CARE Dog Rescue is a small, family run, non-profit organisation, dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of dogs. Located in Norfolk, we cover Norfolk, Suffolk and into northern Cambridge. We take in unwanted, abandoned or abused dogs, pay for veterinary treatment and find new homes where the dog can continue its life in a kind, loving environment. CARE also rehome some strays found in the Norfolk area.
CARE Dog Rescue have been operating for over 28 years and have found homes for over 2600 dogs. Once accepted a dog remains with CARE until a suitable home is found.
More info here: https://care-uk.com/
Carla Lane Animals in Need – (dogs, cats and other animals) Liverpool
We are Carla Lane Animals in Need Liverpool a rescue of over 40 years, we Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome dogs, cats and other animals. We promote responsible pet ownership vaccinating, microchipping and neutering all of our animals. We have a no destruction policy. We take animals from homes that are needing to be re-homed but the majority of our dogs are from stray dog pounds where they have served there 7 days as an unclaimed stray, and are now due to be destroyed.
More info here: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/
Castlefield Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
At Castlefield Kennels, we are proud to provide a caring, invaluable service to local councils and the local community taking in stray dogs found in their local area. For any dogs that are not reclaimed after the statutory eight days, we try our very best to find them new, loving homes to spend the rest of their life.
More info here: http://www.castlefieldkennels.co.uk/News/castlefield-dog-rescue/
Cat Action Trust 1977 – (cats) Leeds
Cat Action Trust 1977 is a small national charity dedicated to the welfare of feral cats.
More info here: http://catactiontrust1977leeds.co.uk/
The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
We are a small rescue dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Chinese Crested. If you would like to join our small family of foster carers, then please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://www.chinesecrestedclubofgb.co.uk/
DoodleAid – (dogs) UK wide
DoodleAid are a team of volunteers who help rehome poodle crosses in need based in the UK. We are a registered charity in England & Wales. We ensure that all dogs which are referred to us for rehoming should be found loving new homes, where a lifestyle, appropriate to their temperament & needs can be reasonably assured. DoodleAid will handle the rehoming of any poodle crossbreed for any owner that finds themselves in a position where their pet needs to be rehomed for whatever reason, without judgement. Our priority is the welfare of the dog and DoodleAid will endeavour to find the best possible new home for that dog.
More info here: https://www.doodleaid.com/
East Anglia Dog Rescue – (dogs) East Anglia
East Anglia Dog Rescue help strays, dealing directly with the stray kennels to help find the dogs rescue spaces within our rescue foster network, or other like-minded rescues. We also help people who need to rehome their dogs for a variety of issues including (increasingly) housing issues. These dogs are rehomed under the safe rehoming scheme and if at all possible stay with the owner until rehomed. Safe rehoming dogs have the same checks as our normal rescue dogs.
More info here: https://eastangliadogrescue.co.uk/foster-a-dog/
Endeavour Project – (all animals) North West
In 1998, a pet fostering service for women pet owners going into refuges in the North West was launched and has grown from strength to strength. We always need volunteers living in the North West to become foster carers. During the placement you will receive on-going advice and support from Endeavour staff.
More info here: https://www.endeavourproject.org.uk/pet-fostering
Every Paw Matters – (dogs and other pets) UK wide
Every Paw Matters helps and supports dogs and other pets in need. Our work is varied and includes: feeding and helping dogs belonging to homeless people and others in need; helping owners that sadly need to rehome pets find new owners or foster homes; getting animlas to a safe place that are at risk of being put to sleep because they are no longer wanted or may need therapeutic assistance (dogs); supporting and fundraising for other small causes and rescues we partner with. We are dedicated and passionate about what we do because every paw really does matter.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Every-Paw-Matters-1633793803595776
Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Can you offer a temporary home to a dog? Can you make that small adjustment to your life and routine to welcome a foster dog into your home? More importantly show it the way to a forever home by caring for it. We provide everything you need and cover all costs for vets bills, food, treats, bedding etc, plus moral support throughout your time fostering with us. We aim to match a foster to your family and lifestyle wherever possible.
More info here: http://lurcher.org.uk/foster-a-dog/
Finding Furever Homes – (dogs) UK wide
FFH is a small UK registered charity, working hard to help dogs find FUREVER Homes.
We have dogs in kennels as well as in foster with families and details of each can be found on our ADOPT ME page. We also try to help support smaller dog rescues located throughout the UK by marketing, raising awareness, fundraising, home checking and offering help and support in whatever way we can, when time and funds allow.
More info here: http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk/
FLOOF UK (For The Love Of Our Frenchies) – (dogs) UK wide
We are a UK based French Bulldog rescue, run by friendly and dedicated volunteers. The group was set up in response to seeing the inhumane treatment of some French Bulldogs. Some of these poor dogs are currently living in horrible conditions, left outside, cold, abused and often denied veterinary care. We are not going to be able to help every dog, we know that. But through fundraising and education, we can make a difference together. With your help and support we will be able to change the lives of these dogs, and give them a happy and healthy life.
More info here: https://www.fortheloveofourfrenchies.net/
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre – (dogs, cats and small animals) Kent
Foal Farm animal rescue centre is a registered charity based at Biggin Hill in Kent. Its aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness. The animals are kept on a 26 acre farm where they are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given any other medical assistance necessary. Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals are then placed in secure and loving vetted homes.
More info here: http://www.foalfarm.org.uk/
Friends of Animals Wales – (dogs, cats and rabbits) UK wide
We are an animal rescue based in South Wales, staffed by volunteers, working and re-homing across the UK. The rescue is run completely by volunteers who are responsible for home visiting, transporting, fostering, promoting adoption, fund raising and many other tasks.
More info here: https://friendsofanimalswales.org.uk/fostering-application-form
German Shepherd Rescue Elite – (dogs) UK wide
German Shepherd Rescue Elite are always looking for foster homes. Many of the dog that arrive with us have faced abuse, neglect or are very old or ill and a kennel is not the best place for these dogs. Foster homes allow the dogs to heal, gain confidence and get that one on one help they need when they need it the most. We have kennels in Chesterfield, Essex, Cornwall, Bristol and Lincolnshire as well as foster homes in many other areas. As long as a volunteer is available to assess you for fostering then area is no problem.
More info here: http://gsrelite.co.uk/contact/adopting-or-fostering/
GKK Animal Rescue – (dogs, cats and rabbits) UK wide
GKK Animal Rescue specialise in helping animals who are at risk of being put to sleep and re-homing them carefully by finding appropriate foster and forever homes. Do you have love in your heart and room in your home to save the life of a rescue animal? GKK Animal Rescue are looking for committed, determined and devoted people who care about animals to join our fostering team, as well as find people to give our rescue animals loving forever homes.
More info here: https://gkkanimalrescue.weebly.com/
Glendee Dog Rescue – (dogs and cats) Hertfordshire
Our mission is to save as many cats and dogs as we can from being put to sleep, through no fault of their own and to place them in loving homes, giving them a second chance for happiness.
More info here: http://www.glendeedogrescue.com/
Good Life Dog Rescue – (dogs) Yorkshire
Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity in Yorkshire. We are dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs. We work tirelessly with limited funds to help dogs in need at local stray kennels. We work closely with the stray kennels to help stray dogs that have served their seven days and take them into our care or transport to other reputable rescues willing to help them find a new home. We are hands on and dedicated. We always have many dogs in our care waiting for a foster or forever home, so please get in touch if you have room in your heart and your home.
More info here: https://www.goodlifedogrescue.co.uk/
Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (G.R.A.C.E.) – (dogs) UK wide
We are a small, independent foster based rescue, based in the North East. However, we have and will transport our dogs throughout the UK for the right home. We don’t use kennels as we want a dog to be in a home environment from the day they come into our care. All the dogs go straight into foster and this puts a limit to the number of dogs that can be helped at any given time. Fostering also gives the dogs a better chance at finding a home.
More info here: http://www.grace-greyhoundrescue.co.uk/
Helping Yorkshire Poundies – (dogs) Rotherham
Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS) now has a very small team of volunteers (we are always looking for more dedicated volunteers!) who work tirelessly to help dogs on death row. HYPS use private boarding kennels based in Rotherham to place dogs that are at high risk of being put to sleep. We get them vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before either rehoming them or sourcing them a space within a reputable rescue. If any of the dogs are assessed as being suitable for foster, we will place them in foster homes until they are ready for rehoming.
More info here: https://helpingyorkshirepoundies.co.uk/
High Hopes Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
We are a dog rescue in the Worcestershire/ Shropshire area dedicated to helping dogs in need and finding them the home and life that they deserve. We rescue dogs from within the UK, and also work as an international rescue helping dogs in Romania and Portugal. We are primarily foster based rescue and are always in need of foster carers. So if you could foster for us, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.highhopesdogrescue.org
Hope VMS Elaine’s Dogs – (dogs) UK wide
Hope Vms Elaine’s Dogs is a rescue shelter for dogs founded in the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are registered as an Association for the Protection of Animals. We work hard arranging adoptions all over Europe and have had at time of writing this 119 successful adoptions. Every time we find one dog a loving home it allows us to take another into our care and change that dogs life. We have a network of people in the UK ready to speak with you, so please get in touch if you could foster our rescue dogs in need.
More info here: https://www.hopevmselainesdogs.com/
Hounds First Sighthound Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
Hounds First Sighthound Rescue are a sighthound and lurcher rescue who rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes sighthounds including Lurchers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis as well as other types of sighthound across the UK. We are a foster based rescue. This means that the majority of our dogs are kept in foster homes until they find their forever home. We are always looking for new foster carers to help us, so please do get in touch.
More info here: https://houndsfirst.co.uk/
Howls for Help – (dogs) UK wide
We are a non-profit organisation. Here at Howls For Help, our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and stray sled dogs and sled dog cross breeds. We are always looking for those very special people who are willing to open their door and heart to offer a rescue dog a place on their sofa whether it be a forever home or a foster home. Howls for Help are always in need of fosters as there is that many dogs that require our help. Over time we will be looking to expand our team as we will require help with fund raising, homechecks and transporting of the dogs. If you think you can spare a little of your time in assisting us then please do get in touch.
More info here: http://www.howlsforhelp.co.uk
Jack Russell Terrier Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Our mission is to find and rehabilitate every discarded, broken little doggy soul we can. If a dog is sick, we’ll treat it, and if it’s scared, we’ll show it how to love. There is no such thing as a “lost cause”, we’ll never put a dog down. Our dogs are in family foster homes in Wales, North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Cheshire, & West Yorkshire, We rehome across the UK. We have successfully rehomed dogs from Scotland to the Isle of Wight.
More info here: https://www.jackrussellterrierrescueuk.org/
JLP Trust Animal Rescue – (dogs and other animals) South Yorkshire (Rotherham and the surrounding areas)
We are a small rescue based in South Yorkshire (Rotherham and the surrounding areas)and we offer help to animals who need us to find them a new home for whatever the reason. Sadly many animals, especially in the South Yorkshire area, find themselves needing a new home, abandoned or neglected through no fault of their own. We try to help as many of these as possible through providing help with rehoming, foster homes and help to owners wherever possible to ensure that the animals remain safe, looked after and loved until a new forever home can be found.
More info here: http://jlptrustanimalrescue.org.uk/
Joey’s Legacy Boxer Rescue – (dogs) preferably in a 3 hour radius of Liverpool
Most of the dogs in our care are with foster parents, we find this is a much better environment for rescue dogs as many dogs do not show their true personalities in kennels, it is very difficult to get a true assessment of their personality and the type of home they will need, so foster homes are a vital part of our team and enormously important in the quest to find the right homes for our dogs.
More info here: https://www.joeyslegacy.co.uk/fostering
Keighley Cat Care – (cats) Keighley – Bingley – Crossflatts – Saltaire – Shipley – Haworth – Oakworth – Skipton and surrounding areas
All the cats and kittens are taken into foster homes. They are given a thorough examination by a vet and any illness, injury etc is treated immediately. They are given flea and worm treatment and vaccinated. The ones old enough are neutered. We also microchip them. They will then stay with us until an appropriate new home is found. Some cats either due to age or temperament are not able to be homed so they stay with us.
More info here: http://www.keighleycatcare.co.uk/index.php
Kent Greyhound Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Kent Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity based near Hythe in South East Kent. We find new homes for around 150 abandoned and unwanted greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds each year. We rehome throughout Kent and also in other counties (strict checks are carried out before any dog is rehomed, regardless of the location). We do not operate a rescue centre, which is open to the public. Instead the dogs wait for their new homes at either private boarding kennels near High Halstow or, ideally, in foster homes throughout Kent.
More info here: https://www.kentgreyhoundrescue.com/
Kitty Kat Rescue and Rehoming – (cats) Watford and surrounding areas
Based in Oxhey, Kitty Kat Rescue and Rehoming have been rescuing cats and kitten for around 9 years. If you would like to help rescue a cat or kitten in need, then please contact us.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/kittykatrescueandrehoming/
Large Breed Dog Rescue – (dogs) Kent, Swindon and Warrington
We are a small rescue for big dogs based in Kent. We would love to have more foster carers for our dogs at Large Breed Dog Rescue so they don’t have to spend too much time in kennels. If you have room in your home for a big dog with an even bigger heart, we would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LargeBreedDogRescue
Last Hope Rescue – (dogs) Essex
Last Hope Rescue are a completely volunteer run rescue based in Essex, U.K. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/lasthopeanimalrescueessex/
Linbee Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Linbee Dog Rehoming was founded in November 2014 and is entirely run by volunteers. Our main aim is to provide a safe haven for dogs that are at high risk of being put to sleep and find them forever homes. We have a No Kill policy and strongly believe that every dog deserves a chance. We always need foster carers. Fosterers do an invaluable job on behalf of our dogs, so please contact us if you have room in your heart and your home for a rescue dog in need.
More info here: http://www.linbee.co.uk/
Lurcher SOS – (dogs) UK wide
Lurcher SOS is a Surrey based Lurcher, Greyhound and Sighthound Rescue. We have a network of supporters, fundraisers and foster homes in Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire; we home our dogs throughout England, Wales and Scotland, but any prospective adopter would need to be willing to travel to visit their chosen dog in its foster home.
More info here: http://www.lurchersos.org.uk/
MADRA – (dogs) Galway, Ireland
MADRA takes in dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages but we find fosterers most beneficial for our puppies. Although we have a purpose-built kennels, this is not the ideal environment for pups. Puppy fosterers provide a safe place where puppies can learn all about the world and grow into happy, well-socialised dogs. Also, puppies’ risk of contracting the potentially deadly parvovirus is much less in a foster home than in kennels, where most of the dogs have unknown vaccination history.
More info here: http://www.madra.ie/rehoming/fostering
Mastiff Rehoming Organization – (dogs) UK wide
We are a Mastiff rescue based in mid England, we aim to re-home across the UK. We understand that situations arise where you can no longer provide a forever home for your dog and our aim is to help you find a new forever home for them. If you are able to offer our dogs a foster home, please get in touch.
More info here: https://mastiffrehome.org.uk/
Mayhew – (dogs and cats) You need to live within a 1 hour drive of Mayhew in Kensal Green, London
We have three types of animal that might need foster care:
- Animals looking for a permanent home.
- Animals undergoing medical treatment and assessments in preparation for their permanent home.
- Animals on our Pet Refuge programme.
More info here: https://themayhew.org/rehome/fostering/
Mini Mutts Dog Rescue – (dogs) Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Basingstoke
Could you become a foster carer for MiniMutts Dog Rescue? We are always keen to welcome new foster homes for our dogs in the Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton or Basingstoke areas. We provide everything you need – you provide the love! Please get in touch if you can help us to help them. Home-checks apply and if you live in rented accommodation you will need to provide evidence that you’re allowed dogs. You will need to live within easy reach of one of our vets in Bournemouth, Poole, Eastleigh or Basingstoke.
More info here: http://minimuttsdogrescue.co.uk/foster-2/
Monarch’s Mutts – (dogs) West Midlands
Monarch’s Mutts dog rescue is based in Halesowen and covers the West Midlands. We are a group of volunteers and dog rescuers who wish to help dogs in need. We take in dogs who need new homes and give them the love, care and medical treatment that they need so that they can move onto their forever homes.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/monarchsmutts/
Moorlands Dog Rescue – (dogs) Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding area
Moorlands Dog Rescue is a small charity run entirely by volunteers and relying solely on donations. All our dogs go to volunteer foster homes and are then rehomed to new families who are given life time backup.
More info here: https://www.moorlandsdogrescue.com/
Oldies Club – (dogs aged 7+) England, Scotland, Wales
Oldies Club doesn’t have a rescue centre. Instead of kennels we have a network of dedicated foster carers throughout Britain. Our fosterers open up their homes and hearts to older dogs that find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Without our foster carers, we wouldn’t be able to help many of the dogs that we do. Foster carers are vital to our rescue and we are eternally grateful for the wonderful work that they do.
More info here: https://www.oldies.org.uk/get/fostering-dogs
Paws and Claws Adopt Foster Rescue – (dogs and cats) UK Wide
Paws and Claws Adopt Foster Rescue are based in Tonbridge Wells, but adopt and foster throughout the UK. Our aim is to find homes for each dog and cat we take under our wing, we provide rescue back-up. We are always in need of foster homes, so if you would like to foster one of our dogs or cats, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.pacadoptandfoster.co.uk/
Paws2Freedom – (dogs) UK wide
Paws2Freedom is a small registered, UK-based dog rescue charity. Made up of a family of volunteers and supporters, we are dedicated to changing the desperate situations of dogs in the UK. We operate a no-kill policy, instead preferring to work with the dogs to improve their health and well-being and, if needed, raise funds for surgery and a range of other treatments both curative and palliative to improve their quality of life. We offer home foster within our small group of wonderful foster families. Here each dog will undergo a temperament and health assessment before he/she moves on to to their very own forever home.
More info here: https://www.paws2freedom.org/
Pendle Dogs in Need – (dogs) Burnley and Pendle
Pendle Dogs in Need are a dog rescue serving the areas around Burnley and Pendle. Pendle Dogs in Need help with dogs who have been abandoned, are mistreated or need rehoming for some other reason. They help the dogs in this area and are committed to keeping the dogs in this area.
More info here: https://www.pendledogsinneed.co.uk/fostering-adopting
Pet Refuge Hampshire – (dogs, cats and rabbits) Hampshire
We will be providing a pet fostering service in Hampshire to enable individuals and families escape a domestic abusive relationship. This enables them to access the support they need to rebuild their lives and be reunited with their pets. When escaping an abusive relationship to access safety, many individuals and families are unable to take their pets with them. In some cases this prevents them from leaving the abuser. We will be fostering cats, dogs and rabbits for up to six months dependent on each person’s circumstances. This type of pet fostering service is vital to ensure the safety of both the individual, families and pets. We will pay for food, bedding and any necessary veterinary treatment required. Our pet fosterers’ will be volunteers who selflessly open their heart and home to a pet in need and will be meticulously chosen by our pet fostering team. If you would like to become one of our vital pet fosterers, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.petrefugehampshire.com/
Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue has been established [in the United Kingdom] not only to offer a home to any Frenchie (or crossbreeds thereof) in need, but also to educate the public on this wonderful breed, promote good ownership and to help keep Frenchies at home with their families wherever possible.
More info here: https://www.phoenixfrenchbulldogrescue.org/adoption-fostering
Pro Dogs Direct – (dogs) especially London, Kent, Surrey & North Hampshire
We desperately need more fosterers to cope with all the of the dogs needing our help. Please email email@example.com if you can help. We would love to hear from you.
More info here: https://prodogsdirect.org.uk/
RADAR Dog Rescue – (dogs) Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and surrounding areas.
RADAR is a registered charity founded in May 2012. The purpose of our charity is to save dogs in need from the pound. These dogs are at risk of being put to sleep and desperately need homes or rescue places urgently to survive. We try our best to save as many of these poor dogs as possible, we also help dogs in need due to other unforeseen circumstances and crisis situations. We are always in need of fosterers, so please do get in touch.
More info here: https://www.radarrescue.org/
Raystede – (dogs and cats) Sussex region
- Do you miss the company of a pet but can’t commit to adoption? For example, you might enjoy your holidays or can’t afford a pet of your own.
- Do you have time and patience to offer a pet? Fostering best suits people who are home most of the day, such as those who work from home or are retired.
- Raystede supplies all the animal’s food, equipment, and cover any veterinary costs.
- We offer continued support throughout the foster period.
- Pets need fostering for a variety of reasons and we carefully match pets with the most suitable foster home although we find fostering works best in homes without pets or young children.
- The length of fostering varies depending on the individual animals’ needs but is usually for around 3 months or until the animal finds a new home.
More info here: https://www.raystede.org/adopt/stories/foster-a-pet
Refuge4Pets – (dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small furries such as hamsters) Devon and Cornwall
Refuge4Pets provides a pet fostering service in Devon and Cornwall so that victims of domestic violence and abuse can escape to access safety and support before being reunited with their pets. Often individuals and families escaping violent and abusive relationships are unable to take their much loved pets with them. In many cases this will stop people from leaving. We foster dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and small furries such as hamsters for up to six months. Our pet foster carers are volunteers who are committed to caring for animals and are carefully recruited to make sure they offer the best possible temporary foster homes.
More info here: http://refuge4pets.org.uk/
Rescue Remedies – (dogs) Surrey
We’re a dog rescue who save the lives of dogs on death row in pounds. All dogs we post about are available for adoption. We never give up on a dog’s life. Our whole reason for being is to find homes for as many rescue dogs as we can providing them with care and love while they are waiting however long that takes.
More info here: http://www.rescueremedies.co.uk/
Rocky’s Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Rocky’s Rescue is a Cheltenham based charity set up to rescue rescue dogs from the UK and Romania and find them homes all around the UK. Rocky’s Rescue was set up by Jean Corbett after she fostered a rescue dog from Romania, named Rocky. Jean loved him so much that she decided to set up a rescue charity to help other dogs, who are at risk of being killed or starving to death, and named this organisation after her beloved Rocky. Rocky’s Rescue are always looking for fosterers in all areas of the UK, to take care of our dogs until we can find them a permanent home.
More info here: http://www.rockysrescue.co.uk
Saints Sled Dog Rescue – (dogs) UK Wide
SSDR is a nationwide, voluntary run non-profit organisation. Our aim is to help as many unwanted and stray Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes as possible through the process of fostering and rehoming, or simply supporting their owners with help and advice. We also arrange and carry out educational visits across the country, including working and handling demonstrations. We work alongside other rescue organisations, pounds and dog wardens to help ensure that all dogs are rehomed in the best possible environment for them.
More info here: https://www.saintssleddogrescue.co.uk/
Searching For Sofas – (dogs) UK wide
Searching For Sofas is dedicated to saving dogs in pounds who may be at risk of being put to sleep. We are always in need of foster homes to provide rescue dogs with a sofa to rest their head while forever homes are found. Please do get in touch if you are able to help.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/269486590434296
Second Chance Animal Rescue- (dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife) Southampton
Second Chance Animal Rescue is based in Southampton. We are a small rescue that deals with dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife. We have a dedicated team of volunteers that enable us to help as many animals as we possibly can. For over 30 years we have been helping animals find new homes that they can be happy in, but as always, there are more animals that need help than there are homes. Some of the many things we do here are: – to hand-raise orphaned animals, and in the case of wildlife, release them back into the wild when they are old enough; vaccinate and microchip all animals for rehoming, and treat any illness or injury of the animals in our care.
More info here: https://www.secondchanceanimalrescue.co.uk/
Senior Staffy Club – (dogs 7 years+) UK wide
Senior Staffy Club rescues and rehomes Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffy Crosses over 7yrs old. There are a number of ways you can help us, the most obvious are by adopting or fostering. We sometimes need to use kennels if we have no available foster space. We try to keep this to a minimum but if we can save a life by using a kennel for a short time until a foster home is available then we will do so if we have the funds.
More info here: https://www.seniorstaffyclub.co.uk/
Shih Tzu Action Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
Do you have the space in your home and heart to become a Shih Tzu Action Rescue fosterer:
- Are you at home for most of the day?
- Do you have a secure garden?
- Are your children over 10 years old?
- Do you have transport?
- Are you available to take a dog to a vet for vaccinations/neutering/treatment?
More info here: https://www.shihtzuactionrescue.com/fostering
Skylor’s Animal Rescue – (dogs) Flintshire (25 mile radius)
Skylor’s Animal Rescue are a small passionate foster based dog rescue, non profit and run by a family of 3. Dogs are mostly in foster homes with families and not in one place so please respect that you can not just drop by to see our dogs. We rescue dogs from the pound unwanted and abandoned, pets who can no longer stay with their family and ex racing greyhounds straight from the track. We also help rescue and reunite dogs to their owners.
More info here: https://www.skylorsanimalrescue.com/
South West GSD Rescue – (dogs) UK wide
South West GSD Rescue is a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home German Shepherds and related cross-breeds across the UK. Sociable creatures that need to be at the heart of a family, we don’t believe that Shepherds do at all well in kennels, and so have built our Rescue on the goodwill and support of an army of volunteers all across the country that provide foster homes for the dogs in our care.
More info here: http://www.southwestgsdrescue.org.uk/
Spaniel Aid UK – (dogs) UK wide
We are a UK charity here for the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of dogs namely but not exclusively spaniels, who are abandoned, stray or otherwise in need of care and attention. We provide and assist in the provision of rescuing, rehoming and fostering of these dogs and treat and care for them where necessary. As part of our organisation, we regularly have dogs fostered temporarily so that we can assess them and decide what kind of environment would be best for them to be adopted into permanently. For this to happen, we need foster families all across the country so that we can have dogs transported and settled as quickly as possible after collection. If you would be interested in fostering, please get in touch.
More info here: http://spanielaid.co.uk/foster-for-us/
Spanish Stray Dogs UK – (dogs) UK wide
Spanish Stray Dogs UK is a UK registered charity set up in 2012. We search for kind, caring, patient forever families in the UK to adopt Spanish Stray dogs that have been rescued from the streets of Spain. Our dogs have mostly known sadness, cruelty and have only known a life of neglect and abuse.
More info here: http://www.spanishstraydogs.org.uk/spanish-stray-dogs-uk
Staffies In Need – (dogs) UK Wide
Staffies in Need rescues and rehomes Staffordshire bull terriers and staffie cross breeds that need our help. We will focus on fostering staffies and rehabilitating them while they temporarily live with foster families until their forever homes can be found. We pride themselves on these vulnerable dogs living within a foster family setting and not in kennels.
More info here: https://www.staffies-in-need.co.uk/
Staffie and Stray Rescue – (dogs) Bournemouth and surrounding area
Staffie and Stray Rescue is a registered charity based in Ferndown, but covers the Bournemouth and surrounding area. The aim of the rescue is to find foster homes and permanent homes for dogs in need of a new home. Staffie and Stray take on dogs whose owners are no longer able to look after them due to unforeseen circumstances. The rescue is seeing increasing cases of abuse, neglect and homelessness. The rescue is entirely volunteer based, however the small but mighty team does a fantastic job in supporting the Staffies who come in needing their help.
More info here: https://staffieandstrayrescue.co.uk/
Staffie Smiles Rescue – (dogs) Scotland
Staffie Smiles Rescue was set up specifically to rescue and rehome unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the UK who have served their 7 days in the pound. Foster carers are the lifeline for our dogs, and the more carers we have, the more dogs we can save.
More info here: https://www.staffiesmilesrescues.com/foster-a-dog.html
Staffordshire Rescue Scotland – (dogs) Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland
We are looking for people in Glasgow, Edinburgh or across Central Scotland so if you think you could give a second chance to a dog in need then please fill out our online application form or complete the application form and send to us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info here: https://www.staffordshirerescuescotland.org.uk/fostering
STARS Rescue (Siberian Husky rescue) – (dogs) UK wide
STARS Rescue is a breed specific Siberian Husky rescue (Registered Charity Number – 1167224) set up to combat the ever increasing number of dogs that are being relinquished or dumped within pounds across the United Kingdom. In order to help more huskies, as a rescue we must appeal to you, the general public. We operate by taking dogs into home checked foster homes. These people must be knowledgeable on the breed, and prepared to open their home to house a dog for an indefinite period of time. If this is you, please do get in touch.
More info here: http://www.starsrescue.co.uk/
Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew – (dogs) West Midlands and Warwickshire region
We provide safe foster homes for dogs while their owners are in hospital, homeless or in need of any kind of respite. We help educate dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. We rescue dogs out of time in the pound and taking owner relinquishments. Suki’s Crew are all volunteers with a passion for helping dogs in need. Most of us have worked alongside rescues before, some of us have rescue dogs ourselves, and some help with training and rehabilitation so they’re ready to go off to their new homes.
More info here: http://www.sukiscaninerescuecrew.com/adoption-foster.html
Swindon Needy Dogs – (dogs) UK wide
A foster home is a stop gap between an old life and the start of a new life. Dogs that come to us have either been found as a stray and in this case we would have very little information on the dog or the dog has been handed in by an owner unable to continue to provide for their pet. Sometimes these dogs have medical conditions or need socialisation. Fostering helps dogs no end. If we didn’t have wonderful foster homes we couldn’t do what we do.
More info here: http://www.sndogs.uk/foster-a-dog/
Tails & Scales Rescue UK – (dogs and reptiles) UK wide
Tails & Scales Rescue UK have one aim, to save as many dogs and reptiles as we can and find them safe, loving, forever homes. Any animal that comes through our doors are automatically covered with LIFETIME RESCUE BACK UP meaning they will always have our rescue to come back to if they ever need us. We are in URGENT NEED of dedicated foster homes for dogs and reptiles.
More info here: https://tailsandscalesrescueuk.com/
Team Poundie – (dogs) UK wide
Team Poundie saves dogs lives and supports Rescues and Charities throughout the UK.
More info here: http://www.teampoundie.com/
The Underheugh Ark Rescue – (all animals) Scotland
We are a small rescue based in the west coast of Scotland. We rescue and rehome all animals big and small…from hens and cockerels to rabbits and donkeys. If we can help you find a new animal to join your family or help you rehome please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/Underheugharkrescue/
West Country Dobermann Rescue – (dogs) West Country
We focus on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Dobermanns across the West Country. If you have room in your heart and your home for a Dobermann in need, please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/WestCountryDobermannRescue
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue – (dogs) West Yorkshire
We work primarily in West Yorkshire but sometimes our activities extend beyond. We take dogs from owners who are unable to keep them and unwanted strays from pounds. We do not normally use kennels unless it is an extreme emergency to save a dog’s life and then only for a very short period. We keep our dogs as happy as possible whilst they await their forever home and so they are fostered in the homes of kind volunteers.
More info here: https://www.westyorkshiredogrescue.co.uk/about
Wolfie’s Legacy – (dogs) North Wales
Occasionally we look for a special foster home for some of our dogs. This would be maybe a dog with health problems or an oldie who just needs a sofa. If long term fostering interests you please get in touch.
More info here: https://www.wolfieslegacy.com/contact-us/
Yappy Ever After – (dogs) UK wide
Yappy Ever After are a friendly foster based dog rescue. Yappy was originally based in the East Midlands but due to the popularity of social media, Yappy now has a nationwide network of foster homes and supporters.
More info here: https://www.yappyeverafter.org.uk/