Dogs Trust

Home from Home - Our Foster Care Scheme

Dogs Trust receive a number of dogs that just aren’t cut out for kennels – these may be puppies, older dogs, dogs with injuries/medical conditions or sometimes we just run out of space.

We are looking for foster carers that are happy to take dogs into their home until we are able to find a forever home for them. Foster carers play a huge role in a rescue dog’s life and by working with Dogs Trust, you can help us save more of them from unnecessary mistreatment or destruction. All families will receive full support and advice regarding the dog in their care and we will equip you with everything you need such as food and bedding. Any veterinary treatment is covered by Dogs Trust. Like us rescue dogs come in all shapes, sizes and with different personalities so we will always endeavour to place the right dog in your care, however you need to be flexible and adaptable to what dogs you take in.

Most of our foster placements will be fairly short notice, so we will need you to be fairly adaptable to change, and to be available at short notice.

How to apply

If you are interested and located within a 30 minute drive of the Basildon Rehoming Centre please read the handbook, and fill in the application form (both available for download below). 

Home from Home application form DOCX 62 KB

Please return this completed application form to [email protected]

Find out more about being a Home From Home Foster Carer with our Foster Family Handbook:

Home from Home Foster Family Handbook PDF 18.88 MB