Our pet foster carers provide a full time caring home for pets who have been temporarily separated from their owners while they are unable to care for them. You will be fully responsible for the animal in your care and their daily needs including feeding, cleaning, grooming, exercising and socialising.

  • Foster cats must be kept indoors at all times.
  • Foster dogs should not be left alone for longer than 5 hours.

Organisation aims and objectives

PFSS provides a unique service, supporting pet owners who are facing ill health, temporary homelessness or domestic abuse. Our volunteer foster carers give a pet a temporary “home from home”, taking responsibility for their care, feeding and exercise, freeing the owner from worry at a difficult time.











Minimum age due to level of responsibility.
Experience required: Previous experience of pet care/ownership, commitment to following all PFSS policies and procedures and commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
Travel details: This opportunity is home based.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Expenses are usually claimed monthly but can be claimed more frequently if required. Pet food will either be supplied or funded by the owner and any approved veterinary costs will be paid by the owner or the PFSS hardship fund.
Training details: Handbook for the role, induction and informal training carried out as part of home visit process. Ongoing support provided and informal update training as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.