Pet Fostering Service Scotland

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.


Current opportunities

Our Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer. You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area. Main tasks: Contact the potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS. Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator

Are you passionate about animal welfare? Join our growing team of volunteer Home Visitors and play a vital role in supporting owners and pets in your local area who are facing an emergency situation. Our Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer. You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area. Main tasks: - Contact the potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place - Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS - Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator

The Area Organiser role is to receive a client's request for their pet, either directly or via a social work team and arrange pet fostering in a specifies geographical area. Volunteers are required to both: have an understanding of pet care and have empathy with distressed pets; and the ability to cope with clients' phone calls, where the caller is sometimes in a stressful situation. This role also includes: • Arranging pet foster care after a client's request, completing the paperwork and allocating the pet to a volunteer. • Coordinating collection and transport of the pet (the transportation should be carried out be the owner, social worker or a registered pet service) • Monitoring the financing of the pet's food and vet care costs • Providing support and introducing new fosterers to the process, keeping in contact with the group of pet fosterers in your area • Notifying the team of any alterations to your existing list of foster carers in order to maintain the database You will be helping pets and owners in an emergency situation, reducing stress and anxiety for both during a difficult time. Be a part of a team of Area Organisers helping pets and owners across Scotland - there will be the opportunity to meet annually at the AGM.