Home Visitor

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We ask home visitors have access to a vehicle to travel to home visits and be IT literate. Full training materials and ongoing support is offered.

What PFSS looks for when assessing a foster carer’s home varies depending on the species they wish to foster. We ask that all foster carers be willing and able to safely keep foster cats indoors and foster dogs on a leash outdoors. Guidance on how to introduce a pet to their foster home is offered.

You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area, you will contact the potential volunteer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place. We have some standard home visit paperwork that is completed for each foster home.

PFSS provides temporary care for pets when their owner has health problems, or is in an emergency situation. Priority is given to elderly owners, while we want to help as many owners and pets as possible we are not a boarding service or a re-homing charity. However through The Blue Cross and PFSS collaboration we will be in a better position to rehome pets who are not able to be returned to their owner. who come into our care legitimately but are unable to be reunited with their owner.

Organisation aims and objectives

Pet Fostering Service Scotland (PFSS) provides short term emergency care for pet owners who are temporarily unable to care for their animals through illness or accident. PFSS does not operate a boarding centre or kennels but relies solely on volunteers who welcome the pet into their own home.












Parental consent required
Experience required: Experience of pet care/ownership. Concern for animal welfare. Willingness to follow PFSS procedures. A real desire to help pets and owners in the local area.
Travel details: Any part of Scotland. Within the potential volunteer’s home, we ask that the home visitor have access to a car to be able to carry out home visits in their region.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Training documents are provided in the volunteer welcome pack and a local contact name given for future support. Behaviour courses held periodically.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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.