Pet Fostering Service Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC015672

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.


Current opportunities

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.

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 include 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; and complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.