Can you help us with the growing demand of temporary homes needed for our dogs?
At All Dogs Matter we work hard to make our kennels as comfortable as possible, but some dogs struggle in this environment, particularly older and or unwell dogs. Therefore, foster carers are incredibly important in helping provide dogs with the extra attention and stability they need in this turbulent period of their lives. Foster homes also free up valuable kennel spaces so we can make room for more dogs in need so they aren’t at risk of euthanasia.
Please be aware that All Dogs Matter assesses dogs prior to placing them in foster homes, however their behaviour may change once in a new home environment. We will always take a dog back if there is a problem. In addition, foster carers must be prepared for a dog to be in their care from a few days up to a few weeks until we can find the right forever home for them.
To be an All Dogs Matter foster carer you need to:
- Ideally have had previous experience owning a dog and be confident with handling them. Please note – at the moment we are only looking for foster carers who have owned – or have had experience of – bull and large breed dogs as we don’t have many small breed dogs in our care currently.
- Be at home for some of the day and not leave the dog alone for more than two hours (we can’t consider you as a foster carer if you work full time as lots of the dogs suffer with separation issues)
- Ideally have your own transport in case you need to get to the vet – but this is not a must
We will support you in your role as much as possible, including providing food and bedding if needed. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer please read through our FAQs and complete our fostering questionnaire. We will then be in touch to discuss.