Foster a dog in need | Dogs Trust

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If you could take care of a dog in your home for a period of time, we're always on the lookout for foster carers. From caring for a homeless hound until we find their forever home through our Home from Home scheme, to fostering a dog belonging to a family fleeing domestic abuse until they can be reunited through our Freedom Project - dogs across the UK need your help.  

Home from Home

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 whatever your experience level, we will endeavour to place the most appropriate dog into your care.

Who should I contact for more information?

Dogs Trust Ballymena: Email or call 07443981710 / 02825 652977 to speak to Stephanie.

Dogs Trust Basildon: Email or call 01268 535050 to speak to Kerry.

Dogs Trust Bridgend: Email or call 01656 728920 / 07920 658654 to speak to Mandy.

Dogs Trust Canterbury: Email or call 01227 795256 to speak to Sophie.

Dogs Trust Darlington: Email or call 01325 333114 to speak to Natalie.

Dogs Trust Evesham: Email or call 07920658661 / 01386 835848 to speak to Sarah.

Dogs Trust Glasgow: Email or call 0141 773 5130 / 07739 255048 to speak to Zoe.

Dogs Trust Harefield: Email or call 01895 453930 to speak to Emma.

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe: Email or call 01271 812 709 to speak to Karen.

Dogs Trust Kenilworth: Email or call 07920 658664 to speak to Sabrina.

Dogs Trust Leeds: Email or call 0113 2814922 to speak to Amy or Jason..

Dogs Trust Loughborough: Email or call 01509 882315 / 07920 658692 to speak to Rebecca.

Dogs Trust Manchester: Email or call 0161 337 3616 / 07920 658689 to speak to Tracey.

Dogs Trust Merseyside: Email or call 0151 949 5515 to speak to Joanne.

Dogs Trust Newbury: Email or call 014886 58839 to speak to Shannon.

Dogs Trust Salisbury: Email or call 01980 629634 to speak to Emma.

Dogs Trust Shoreham: Email or call 01273452576 / 07739255013 to speak to Sarah.

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury: Email or call 07920658662 / 01952 771417 to speak to Vickie.

Dogs Trust Snetterton: Email or call 01953 497920 to speak to Rosa.

Dogs Trust West Calder: Email or call 01506 873459 / 07443 981793 to speak to Stephen.

Please note, Dogs Trust would need all Home-from-Home foster carers to have their own transport.

The Freedom Project

The Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse, running in Greater London, Herts, Essex, Yorkshire, the North East and the Central Belt of Scotland. As many refuges aren’t able to accept pets, Dogs Trust offers a specialist dog fostering service to allow people to flee and get to safety, knowing that their beloved pet is safe and well cared for, until they are in a position to be safely reunited with them. In order to run this vital service, we are always looking for volunteers to foster these dogs in their own homes.

When you foster a dog for the Freedom Project you are not only helping a dog, but a whole family too. Dogs Trust covers all the dog’s food and veterinary bills, whilst also providing you with regular support from our friendly team. We are looking for people who are at home during the day, have experience caring for dogs and can commit for up to 6 months. Unlike fostering with our Home-From-Home scheme, you don’t need to drive, as long as you can get to your local vet. For more information and how to apply, click here -

Greater London & the Home Counties – 0800 298 9199

Yorkshire & the North East –  0800 083 4322

Scotland - 0808 169 4315 

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