If you love animals but have no time to volunteer at one of the many needy refuges, or do not wish to have a permanent pet, fostering could be the answer. You can become a fosterer with us in several different ways.
As an Association we take pride in supporting our fosterers and to working closely with them to make sure that everyone is contented with the way things are going.
WE ARE CONSTANTLY IN NEED OF FOSTER FAMILIES
“Fosterer” is just one word, but they come in many guises. We have people who foster for us who:
Only do cats or only do dogs
Live permanently in France
Live here half of the year
Live here but travel a lot
Only like to take abandoned litters of puppies or kittens
Only take very sick dogs or cats in emergencies to get them on their feet
Prefer to take dogs that need socialising and training for adoptability
Are willing to take an old dog or cat on long-term foster arrangements
Are willing to foster for as long as it takes to find a dog a home
Want to adopt and so “foster with a view to adoption”
Step up to foster when their heart-strings are pulled.
We are grateful to all of them and without them we could not do the work we do.
YET WE NEVER EVER HAVE ENOUGH FOSTERERS
Please, when we say “refuge” do not think RSPCA. They are far from that – no heating, often open to the elements, volunteer-dependent exercise, few cuddles. Fostering is a way to give these forgotten animals a better chance by helping them prepare for a forever home. It might even save two lives as there is always a shortage of space in shelters – so one in a foster home makes space for another.
If you understand animals and have the time, energy and space, it's a great service to become a foster home. You will get back far more than you give!