Fostering

We rely on fosterers to provide short and long term homes for animals in need of care.  Fostering an animal can help them recover from neglect, illness or injury taking the first steps towards finding a new, loving forever home.

When you foster an animal you’ll also be freeing up space in our centres so that we can rescue more animals in desperate need.

What you will be doing

  • Caring for Bleakholt pets in your own home until they can be rehomed

  • Pets might be recuperating from operations, have ill health, be too young to rehome or cannot cope with sanctuary life

  • You may also offer to foster pregnant females or mums and litters

  • Keep accurate records and send regular updates

Cat Fostering

Could you foster a cat in your own home?  We are constantly inundated with requests to take in cats and are desperate for volunteers to help by fostering them at home. All we ask is that

  • You are over 18 and able to drive
  • You are able to take the cat to the vets as and when need

  • You have a spare area that you can separate the cat away from your existing pets

  • You are able to keep the cat at home for the specified time needed

We place mother and kittens, orphan kittens, emergencies and adult cats with medical needs in foster homes. All food and supplies are provided but a separate area to keep the cat (s) is a must. If you think you might be able to foster a feline friend then please complete the form below:

CAT FOSTERING

CAT FOSTERING

If you think you might be able to foster a feline friend please complete the fostering form:

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Small Animal Fostering

Could you foster a rabbit, guinea pig or small animal? We need both short and long term foster homes. Long term foster homes are for pets with health problems and for some we would require a foster home where there are no other pets. Sometimes we have animals join us that might be very difficult to find a new home for due to ongoing health problems and so a foster home where they can get lots of tlc really is invaluable.

Short term foster homes are needed for animals that are awaiting treatments, when we are full at the Sanctuary or when we need to help out in emergencies.

Ideally we are looking for homes with their own set up but indoor cages can be provided for some of the small animals.

If you think you might be able to provide short or long term care for a small animal, please complete the form below:

SMALL ANIMAL FOSTERING

SMALL ANIMAL FOSTERING

Could you foster a rabbit, guinea pig or small animal please complete the fostering form:

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Dog Fostering

Dog fostering is primarily longer term fostering for animals that have behavioural or medical needs. This might be a dog that really struggles with kennel life and need some time in a loving home so they can relax whilst looking for their forever homes. Dogs with specific medical needs might need a long term home as sometimes they might only have a short time left but are still happy and have a good quality of life. If you feel you might be able to open up your home to one of our dogs needing a little extra special care then please complete the form the form below

DOG FOSTERING

DOG FOSTERING

Dog fostering is primarily longer term fostering for animals that have behavioural or medical needs, if you can help please complete the fostering form:

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Fostering Application Form

Your Details
Your Environment

*Emergency Fostering would entail Bleakholt contacting you if a pet is in immediate danger and there is no room at the Sanctuary. We may where possible ask if you can collect the pet and keep at home until a space becomes available.

I can confirm the information I have provided is correct to the best of my knowledge. I give my consent for Bleakholt to contact me with news and information about the sanctuary. I understand how my data will be used and consent to Bleakholt storing it for as long as is reasonably necessary.