Foster a dog

Covid-19 Update!

We’re currently working alongside our incredible friends at The Country Dog Hotel to help match up vulnerable people and key workers with fosters across the country. With more people isolating at home, it’s a great time to experience fostering a dog and could make the world of difference to someone who needs help in these strange times.

Get in touch with The Country Dog Hotel if you’re:

  • interested in offering your services as a foster or dog walker
  • someone who needs support caring for your dog at the moment (or the friend / relative / neighbour of someone you know needs help)

We’re hoping to bring over as many dogs as we possibly can from our overseas shelters during this period, and will need the support of our foster community more than ever to ensure that we can rehome as many dogs as possible and relieve the strain on shelters already overstretched for space and resource.

Restrictions on international travel and import are making this increasingly difficult, but we are monitoring the situation daily and will be primed and ready to jump on any transport opportunity that arises. Stay up to date by following us on Instagram or subscribing to our Foster Mailing List.


Fostering a dog is one of the most impactful ways you can help a rescue dog find the happy ending they deserve. Not only does it give a dog in need a huge head-start in their journey to a forever home, it is also hugely rewarding for you!

We’re always on the look out for new fosters to add to our UK network, especially if you have experience with rescue dogs and/or you live in a rural area. If you think you could provide a dog who needs it most with the security of a loving home, no matter how temporary, we would be delighted to hear from you. Fill in our Foster Form to get started, or read on to find out more about why dogs need fostering, and what fostering a rescue dog entails.

Sign up to our fostering email bulletin to receive updates and urgent appeals about dogs in need of temporary homes.

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